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2×4 Bench Plans – Step-By-Step – Material List

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DIY 2x4 bench

2×4 bench plans, plans include a free PDF download, step-by-step instructions, material list with cutting list and shopping list.

2×4 Bench Plans – Overview

 

2×4 Bench Plans – Material List

Shopping List

Shopping List

8 – 2×4 – 8′

2 3/4″ deck screws

Cutting List

Cutting List

A – A – 4 – 2×4 – 2′ 3/16″ (15-degree angle cut on both ends in same direction)

B – 2 – 2×4 – 1′ 6 1/2″ (ripped to 1 1/2″ – 15-degree angle cut on one end)

C – C – 2 – 2×4 – 1′ 7 1/16″ (15-degree angle cut on both end in same direction)

D – 2 -2×4 – 1′ 8 1/8″

E – 2 – 2×4 – 1′ 11 1/8″ (15-degree angle cut on one end)

F – 1 – 2×4 – 3′ 9″ (15-degree bevel cut)

G – 1 – 2×4 – 3′ 9″

H – 4 – 2×4 – 4′

I – 3 – 2×4 – 4′

J – 1 – 2×4 – 3′ 9″

 

2x4 bench plans, step 1.

Cut four 2×4’s as shown in illustration above (A).

 

2x4 bench plans, step 2.

Cut two 2×4’s to 1′ 6 1/2″ long, rip the 2×4 to 1 1/2″, cut a 15-degree angle cut on one end (B).

Cut two 2×4’s to 1′ 7 1/16″ long, cut 15-degree angle cut on both end in the same direction (C).

Drill pilot holes and install as shown in illustration above using 2 3/4″ deck screws.

 

2x4 bench plans, step 3.

Cut two 2×4’s to 1′ 8 1/8″ long (D).

Drill pilot holes and install as shown in illustration above using 2 3/4″ deck screws.

 

2x4 bench plans, step 4.

Cut two 2×4’s to 1′ 11 1/8″ long, cut a 15-degree angle cut on one end (E).

Drill pilot holes and install as shown in illustration above using 2 3/4″ deck screws.

 

2x4 bench plans, step 5.

Cut a 2×4 to 3′ 9″ long, cut a 15-degree bevel cut along the edge (F).

Drill pilot holes and install as shown in illustration above using 2 3/4″ deck screws.

 

2x4 bench plans, step 6.Cut a 2×4 to 3′ 9″ long (G).

Drill pilot holes and install as shown in illustration above using 2 3/4″ deck screws.

 

2x4 bench plans, step 7.

Cut four 2×4’s to 4′ long (H). Cut three 2×4’s to 4′ long (I). Cut one 2×4 to 3′ 9″ long (J).

Drill pilot holes and install as shown in illustration above using 2 3/4″ deck screws.

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32 comments

  1. It won’t let me download the plans. This is really the sillist way to get downloads free I’ve seen yet. I only works now and then.
    thank you for all you have supplied
    Ed

  2. Looks fairly basic & easy to build. Will have to try it out & see…After my back gets healed up. Am going to use redwood though since it will be outside here in AZ. Thanks for such a simple DIY plan.

    Kent C.

  3. Looks like great and simple plans to fallow nice job. I’m gonna have to try this project with my students.

  4. Will not let me download the file

  5. Allan Burgesse

    I built the 2×4 Bench as per plans I downloaded free. After spending $50 on wood & screws, I completed the bench in 4 1/2 hours. AWESOME!

  6. Allan Burgesse

    I built the 2×4 Bench in 4 1/2 hrs.
    AWESOME

  7. Great plans, I am going to enjoy building this!

  8. Awesome bench plans, can’t wait till my husband makes this for me. Thank you so much.

  9. I built this for about $50 and it was a good project. My wife however said the sears were too shallow and the legs to short. Her knees were 4 inches out from the front of the seat and stuck up above the seat level. She is 5 ft 7 inches tall. So the alterations are under way. I enjoyed this build the instructions were excellent.

    • correction to above ,the seats were not wide enough so I added 1 more board and the legs were a little short soI added 2 inches..

  10. Suzanne Scholtens

    Still waiting for the pdf I donated 5.00 for. Need before 1/20/19

  11. Sorry to bother but I don’t see where the screws should be placed for affixing pieces B, E, and F, I am building these for my Eagle scout service Project and I need to know where they are placed before Saturday January 12th, could you send the measurements for their placement or a picture of where they are placed approximately, Thank you.

  12. We are having trouble finding 2 3/4” screws. Would you recommend 2 1/2” or 3”?

  13. I built this in about 2 days. It looks good and works well.
    Thanks

  14. The measurements in the material list do not match the measurements in the diagrams. Also, who uses feet in Measurements? 1ft 11 inches should be marked as 23 inches ect. As it stands, the measurements bony match and not knowing which one to use along with strange sketch up diagrams ,I’ll find another set of plans.

  15. Built two of these today. Took 3 1/2 hours total. Very sturdy. Thanks.

    • Was hoping to build this with scrap 2×4 lumber during my quarantine. I modified the plans to create a 28” wide lounge chair instead of the 4’ wide bench. Unfortunately, I am still short about 4 boards and need to find screws. Having trouble finding 2-3/4” screws. Would 2-1/2” wood screws work? Thanks for your plans!

  16. Is there any step by step instruction for this bench? I can’t not find any. All I see is pics and cutting instructions.

  17. Cut list for A does not match the first step cut lengths – they are about a foot diff.

  18. how far apart are the slats

  19. Was hoping to build this with scrap 2×4 lumber during my quarantine. I modified the plans to create a 28” wide lounge chair instead of the 4’ wide bench. Unfortunately, I am still short about 4 boards and need to find screws. Having trouble finding 2-3/4” screws. Would 2-1/2” wood screws work? Thanks for your plans!

  20. What do u use to draw your plans. I’m disabled from a recent accident and want to learn to sketch ideas.

  21. This worked out well for me. There there are little things missing in the plans but it was a good learning experience for me. I don’t have a miter saw, so I skipped the bevel on “F”. This is how it turned out. https://share.icloud.com/photos/0W1fvPaD0SgWz7K39zgQx1aAg#Poquoson

  22. Very easy to follow but some of the dimensions are a bit iffy but makes a sturdy bench, thank you

  23. Torrance Jones

    Well free plans do not download 🙁

  24. This is a great bench, I have already built 2 for family members. However these plans are a little hard to understand so if you do not have much experience with wood working try to find different plans. My first complaint is that the list of parts to cut is a little confusing and should be pictures with dimensions and not just strings of text. Secondly, When looking at the list I noticed that the cutting list and the illustration on how to cut parts A contradict themselves. Use the illustration not the cutting list for the A parts. Also, when it says to drill pilot holes and screw together as shown it makes me think that they are going to show you where to put the screws but they do not. Lastly, There are not enough dimensions to make this simple to build you really have to think it through and know what you are doing in order to build this bench successfully. I finished building the bench in 1 hour.

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