X-Base Farmhouse Bench

I finished constructing the table and was so happy with myself that I could hardly tell I was sitting on a cooler. Needless to say: that feeling didn’t carry over to the next day. Before long I was back at it. This time without any building plans. I’m not much of a designer when it comes to furniture but I’m pretty happy with the way this bench turned out.

The cutting and assembly was much faster after getting my practice in on the table a few days earlier as the cuts were all similar, just at different lengths.

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Materials:

  1. 1 – 2 x 4 @ 10 ft
  2. 1 – 4 x 4 @ 10 ft
  3. 1 – 1 x 4 @ 10 ft
  4. 1 – small box of 2 1/2″ construction screws

Tools:

  1. Power Drill
  2. Miter Saw
  3. Square
  4. Tape Measure
  5. Pencil

Cut List:

  1. 4 – 2 x 4’s @ 14 1/2″
  2. 2 – 4 x 4’s @ 13″
  3. 8 – 4 x 4’s, long side @ 7 5/8″ (one side @ 47 degrees, the other @ 43 degrees)
  4. 2 – 1 x 4’s @ 14 1/2″
  5. 4 – 1 x 4’s @ 3 1/2″

After you make your cuts, start assembling! Begin with the legs and countersink 4 screws at all points the pieces come in contact (sorry for the lack of photos, I was anxious to get away from the cooler as chair scenario). It will be the same assembly as the table, if you need a reminder visit Build Something for the full explainer.

It’s that easy!

I will be updating with a full finish and stain tutorial in the coming weeks, stay tuned!

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