How to make a wooden bench from just two boards


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Pinterest Facebook Twitter Come learn how to make a wooden bench. This simple design requires only 2 panels (2 x 8 x 8 ′) and takes less than an hour! More to Build with Construction Wood: How to Build Space-Saving Benches for a Small Deck – How to Build a Hexagonal Planter – How to Build a Garden Tree / Wedding Arch How to Make a Two-Panel Wooden Bench Only by Crystal at The Weathered Fox I like a good tutorial on sawn wood because the materials are inexpensive In general it is easy to find. The gray, distressed paint, rough wood, and cathedral / gothic arched legs on this bench make it perfect for a wedding or to add to any garden or balcony! See more DIY ideas for an outdoor wedding. So, let me show you how to make a wooden bench yourself! This post contains affiliate links. Read our full disclosure here. Materials Needed Cut List 4 – 2x8x18 – Cut 2 pieces from each board (yes, that’s it!) Step 1: Cut 2 18-inch pieces from each board (4 18-inch panels total for legs). The remaining panels will be the seat. These cuts are easily done with a miter saw or circular saw. Or, make it easier and have the hardware store cut the panels for you. Step 2: Create a Pattern for the Leg Holes Create a pattern so that both legs match. Using a scrap of cardboard, draw half of the hole you want on the legs. To match what I have, draw a half arc that is about 13 inches long at its peak and about 5 inches wide at the base. Follow the pattern on each leg. Step 3: Cut the stem holes using a jigsaw, and carefully cut along your specified path. You can brush off any imperfections now or wait for the seat to assemble. Step 4: Assemble each leg and place the leg pieces as they are on the finished bench. a. Add 4 pocket holes to 1 piece of each leg using the Kreg Jig system or any other pocket hole system, as shown below (according to the product instructions) (it was probably overkill to add as many as we did, but we wanted it to be strong!) Add A line of construction adhesive where two pieces of the stem will be attached. C. Tie the leg parts together. Dr.. Wipe off any excess adhesive from the joints. e. Drive the Kreg screws through the pocket holes. Repeat the steps to create the other leg. (The same steps will be repeated to create the seat and attach the legs to the seat: drilling the pocket holes, applying the adhesive, clips, inserting the screws) Step 5: Creating the seat Check the longboards and choose the surfaces that will be best for the seat above the seat. Turn the boards over and drill 6 inch pocket holes along the boards. Apply the adhesive, fasten the panels together, and apply the screws. Step 6: Attach the legs to the seat gauge and mark 7 inches from the end on the underside of the seat on the left and right sides. Then, with the pocket holes facing inward, attach your legs using the same process: make pocket holes, add adhesive, secure them in place … … and join using screws. Step 7: Sand and Wait Sand the entire seat to your liking. Wait for the adhesive to dry before moving to the end. Are you planning to paint your seat a light color? Don’t let knot holes bleed through! Find out how to permanently cover knot holes Step 8: Choose your finish! For our seat, I went with a light gray chalk style paint. I painted one coat, varying the thickness of the coat to create a tired finish. In some areas, I painted on an opaque layer, and in others I used a dry brush technique to gently apply paint to raised areas of the wood. Once the paint was dry, I rubbed a little bit of the wood stain that had been exposed to the elements onto the surface. This pulled the wood grain, but also gave the paint color a bit of age. With this technique, you don’t want to leave a lot of stains on your paper towel, just a few will do the trick! Rub as if you were using wax. You don’t want to leave any extra stain on the surface. More Finishing Ideas: 5 Ways to Paint Wood Furniture – How to Wash Unfinished Wood Color – How to Achieve Oak Hardware Restoration After Weathering Step 9: Apply Sealant Once the stain is dry, apply an external sealant to the seat if you are using it in the fresh air. If you are going to use it indoors, water-based polycarbonate will do just fine. Two to three layers of external sealant will ensure your seat lasts for years. Leave the sealer to dry completely and you’re done! I love having a seat in my garden! It’s an inspiring place to sit and have a cup of coffee and listen to the birds chirping. I think this handy wooden bench fits perfectly! If you love this easy farm bench, I’d love to head to my blog, The Weathered Fox, for more information, such as remodeling my farmhouse bathroom and frugal sconce change! More Crystal: How to Build an Easy Rustic Wall Shelf & How to Turn a Saved Chandelier into a Farmhouse-Style Chandelier With Just Some Paint! More benches for building: Please install this! Originally Posted on 07.05.2017 // Updated 04.21.2021 Pinterest Facebook Twitter Remodelaholic is a participant in Amazon Services LLC Associates, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a way for sites to earn ad fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Please see our full disclosure here. Posted Date: April 27, 2021, Listed Under: $ 20- $ 250, Beginner, Benches, Builder, Contributor, DIY, Furniture Building Projects & Plans, Guest Bloggers, Jig Saw, Pocket Hole Jig, Porch & Patio, Seating Tagged: 2x4andMore, Bench , DIY, bench plans, easy, farmhouse, simple projects about Crystal Fox


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