Super-Easy DIY 2×4 Bench Plans

Build it in a Couple of Hours!

Don’t you just love things that are easy? Well, this bench is exactly that! It’s not only a fantastic seating option, but it can also be used as an end table. To add a touch of style to the simple DIY 2×4 bench plans, you can easily cut the legs with a tapering jig on a table saw.

DIY 2x4 Bench Plans-CopyMaterials:

  • 2″ pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)


  • 3 – 2×4 at 8′
  • 1 – 2′ x 4′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 6 – 2×4 at 17-1/4″ – Legs
  • 4 – 2×4 at 16″ – Stretchers
  • 2 – 2×4 at 13″ – Stretchers
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 16″ x 42-1/2″ – Seat

DIY 2x4 Bench PlansStep One

Cut the pieces for the legs. Cut the tapers using a jigsaw, bandsaw, or tapering jig on the table saw.

DIY 2x4 Bench Plans-LegsStep Two

Cut the pieces for the stretchers. With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2″ material, drill pocket holes in each end as well as one long edge of each piece. Secure the stretchers to the legs as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

DIY 2x4 Bench Plans-StretchersStep Three

Cut the piece for the seat. Secure the seat to the frame using 2″ pocket hole screws through the stretchers into the underside of the seat.

DIY 2x4 Bench Plans-SeatFinish as desired!

This is a great bench for extra seating in a family room or on a porch, and it would look equally cool at the foot of a kiddo’s bed! In fact, this would be a great project to get the kiddos involved in building! Stay tuned because tomorrow, I will share something that will make this bench even more fabulous… So fabulous, in fact, that you will want to create several!

Have any questions about the DIY 2×4 bench plans? Contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!


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