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Build a Rustic Bench

Free Furniture Plans to Build a Rustic Bench

Looking for the perfect rustic-style bench? These free furniture plans to build a Rustic Bench will help create the perfect addition to a mud room or entryway, a porch or deck, or wherever you need it! Super simple to construct and inexpensive, this bench is awesome!

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Materials:

Lumber:

  • 1 – 2×2 at 6′
  • 1 – 2×3 at 4′
  • 2 – 2×4 at 6′
  • 1 – 2×6 at 4′
  • 1 – 2×6 at 8′

Cut List:

  • 3 – 2×6 at 36-1/4″ – Seat
  • 2 – 2×3 at 16″ – Seat Supports
  • 4 – 2×4 at 17″ – Legs
  • 2 – 2×2 at 9″ – Side Stretchers
  • 1 – 2×2 at 30-1/2″ – Long Stretchers

 free furniture plans build rustic bench

Step One

Cut the pieces for the seat and the seat supports. Cut a 10° bevel along on edge of each 2×3 seat support. Position the supports so that the angle faces to the outside, then secure to the seat boards using glue and countersunk 2-1/2″ screws.

 free furniture plans build rustic bench_Seat

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the legs and side stretchers. Cut a 10° angle in the top and bottom of each leg as shown.

With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2″ material and drill pocket holes in each end of the side stretchers. Secure to the legs as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

Secure the leg assemblies to the angled edge of the seat support using glue and countersunk 3″ screws.

 free furniture plans build rustic bench_Legs 1

free furniture plans build rustic bench_Side Stretcher

 

free furniture plans build rustic bench_Legs 2

Step Three

Cut the piece for the lower stretcher and cut a 10° angle in each end as shown. Secure to the side stretchers using glue and countersunk 3″ screws.

 free furniture plans build rustic bench_Long Stretcher

Finish as desired.

 

These free furniture plans to build a Rustic Bench seem pretty straightforward, right? If you need help, let me know at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!

 

Disclaimer:

This post contains links to a site of which I am an affiliate. What that means is if the link is clicked and a purchase is made, I will get a commission of that sale. Rest assured I would only direct my readers to sites I shop at myself!

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  • In my next home, I hope to have a large entryway that would allow for a bench of this size. I’m bookmarking this now for when that time comes! Thanks for sharing and I hope you’re having a rocking Friday!

    • CherTexter

      It is great, isn’t it? I want to build this one, myself!

  • LindySez

    I’m totally getting my husband on this…I see it with pots of herbs sitting on and around it! Perfect for my patio…

    • CherTexter

      That is a great idea! It will look fabulous!