Easy Wood Bench

Easy Wood Bench

These free bench plans will help you build a bench for any room in your home or outside on your patio or deck. When you're finished you'll have a high-quality bench that cost you way less than one you would buy at a furniture store.The free bench plans contain everything you need to plan and execute your bench project. Blueprints, step-by-step directions, cut lists, material lists, and diagrams will take you through this beginning wood working project and you'll have your bench built in an afternoon or two.There's a wide style of bench plans below that include benches with and without backs. They're built in a variety of wood and some are painted while others are stained. With all these options, I'm sure you'll find the perfect bench plan for your home.I have lots of other free woodworking plans in addition to these bench plans, including ones to build a picnic table, workbench, deck, gazebo, shed, desk, tiny house, coffee table, bookcase, bunk bed, playhouse, swing set, cabin, deer stand, Little Free Library, dresser, potting bench, bird house, router table, jewelry box, and entertainment center, .
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Easy Wood Bench

Remember that pallet slat I pried loose at the beginning of the project? In the photo, you can see I spanned over the bench legs, front and back, to make bench armrests. I cut off at an angle the left over bit hanging out past seat back, and finally ran two screws through the “arm” into the rear leg and front leg, fastening it to the bench. I found another pallet slat and did the same to the other side. If you don't have another slat free, feel free to canabalize one from the rear or underside of the bench and use it for the same purpose.
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Easy Wood Bench

The free bench plans contain everything you need to plan and execute your bench project. Blueprints, step-by-step directions, cut lists, material lists, and diagrams will take you through this beginning wood working project and you'll have your bench built in an afternoon or two.
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Easy Wood Bench

Lighting Good light is mandatory for any workbench. Buy an inexpensive 4-ft. shop light and screw it right to the underside of the top shelf. Power strip Forget extension cords. Mount a power strip to one of the legs and you’ll have all the power you need for tools and chargers. Use its switch to control the light. Pegboard Whether you cover the whole back or just the lower half, keep down the bench clutter by stowing all of those tools you use every day within easy reach. Bench vise Yes, it’ll cost as much as or more than the bench, but what workbench would be complete without one?
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Easy Wood Bench

From here, I took the newly minted shorter pallet section — the bench back — and stacked vertically on the the longer section — the bench seat — which I left laying flat. Now you can see the bench taking shape, sort of.
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Easy Wood Bench

Of course, any new piece of furniture has to pass the “child test”, and my little guy, Wyatt, decided this bench was the perfect size for him. And since I used a weather-proof stain on my bench, when he spills his ice cream cone or has a popsicle dripping down his arms, I can easily wipe down the bench to get rid of any stickiness. Love that part!
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Easy Wood Bench

1 Free Shoe Storage Bench Plan from That’s My Letter That’s My Letter That's My Letter has built this useful shoe storage bench and is giving away the plan for free. Included are diagrams and step-by-step building instructions so even the most novice of builders can take on this project.This storage bench was designed so it easily fits four large storage crates. This adds a lot of room to store shoes, hats and gloves, sports equipment, and just about anything else you and your family need quick access to when you're headed out. More
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Easy Wood Bench

I selected this 48-in x 42-in oak pallet. Notice it had one broken slat, but conveniently it was one I was going to remove anyway. My plan was to turn the pallet into the bench back and the bench seat, with just six saw-cuts, and the 2×4 into four legs — but that later.
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Another free bench plan can be had at DIY Garden Plans. As you can see in the image, this bench isn't made up of anything too complex, so it should be a perfect project for a beginner.
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That’s My Letter That's My Letter has built this useful shoe storage bench and is giving away the plan for free. Included are diagrams and step-by-step building instructions so even the most novice of builders can take on this project.This storage bench was designed so it easily fits four large storage crates. This adds a lot of room to store shoes, hats and gloves, sports equipment, and just about anything else you and your family need quick access to when you're headed out. More
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I love this, Liz. This will be my first ever wood project. This may be a dumb question but I went to Home Depot today to buy wood and there were so many choices of wood that I wasn’t expecting. What type of wood do you recommend – oak, cedar, etc? Thank you! I am so excited to try this and hope it’s a success so I can try more of your beautiful projects.
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As the picture would indicate, there aren't very many steps required to build this bench. Plus, with the images and details provided, it really should be pretty easy for anyone familiar with even the basics of woodworking.
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Next, I raised the bench on blocks, the rear of the seat's bottom 8 inches from the ground and the front of the seat's bottom 10.5 inches from the ground. (You can of course change this according to your tastes. You may want the seat higher or lower or leaned back more.)
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This workbench is simple enough and cheap enough that you can make it in a morning, and yet it’s big enough for serious woodworking and hobby projects. Add pegboard, a bench vise and a few other accessories and you’ll have a serious work center.
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This storage bench was designed so it easily fits four large storage crates. This adds a lot of room to store shoes, hats and gloves, sports equipment, and just about anything else you and your family need quick access to when you're headed out. More

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