The last piece to our farmhouse table is complete! After handing my wonderful husband a cut list, he built our bench all by himself. While he was doing this I was in the backyard pulling weeds. I really think he got the better end of this deal.
Screw together bottom skirt and then add supports.Use wood glue and square off everything.
The only problem with the construction of the bench was the legs were not completely squared off. This made the bench a little wobbly until we put the non-scratch pads on the bottom and fixed the problem.
Attach top end boards by screwing through the top and into the skirt.
Farmhouse Table Bench
This bench has the exact same design as our farmhouse table
with just two long boards in the middle instead of the three that are in the table. I also changed the overlay of the skirt by accident, but it just makes a difference for the cut list if you want to copy and keep the overlay of the joints the same (insert measurement difference).
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Attach center top boards through bottom supports.
I am not going to go through the step by step on this post, I recommend going to our farmhouse table post for the step by step but using this material and cut list.
Alex looking like a cave man before his hair cut screwing in the bench legs.
1. Wood (We used pine, see cut list)
2. Wood glue
3. Wood filler
4. 1 1/4" wood screws
5. 2" wood screws
6. Sandpaper (110 grit)
4. Electric Screwdriver
5. 1/8" counter bore drill bit
6. Measuring tape
Cost of Materials*:
* only new materials I had to buy was wood and sandpaper, all the rest I had leftovers from table.
6. $8 from Home Depot
Total Cost: around $50.00
2 - 2X8 @ 4’ 5" (top boards)
2 - 2X10 @ 1’ 2-1/2” (top short boards)
2 – 1X4 @ 1’ (short skirt)
2 – 1X4 @ 5’ 6” (long skirt)
4 – 4X4 @ 1’ 4-1/2” (legs)
5 – 1X2 @ 10-1/2” (supports)
2 - 1X4 @ 10-1/2” (extra end supports)
I was so excited to send Alex off with the cut list that I forgot to check if on leftover wood from the table. This project would have been a lot cheaper if I had checked. Oh well. Now I have tons of spare wood laying around for future projects.
Sanding the finished bench before staining.
As for the finish, this is also the same as the table. We actually didn’t pay any more money for the finishing supplies because we had enough left over from the table.
The cat being the center of attention