DIY 2x4 Outdoor Bench Plans

DIY 2×4 Outdoor Bench | Plans

DIY 2×4 outdoor bench, plans include a PDF download (link on bottom of post), shopping list, cutting list, drawings, and measurements. More DIY 2×4 projects click here.


DIY 2×4 Outdoor Bench | Build Video


DIY 2×4 Outdoor Bench | Overview

Material List

Shopping List

Cutting List

  • (A) 4 – 2×4 – 26-5/16 in. (15-degree angle cuts on both end in same direction)
  • (B) 2 – 2×4 – 23-7/8 in. (15-degree angle cuts on both ends in opposite directions)
  • (C) 2 – 2×4 – 20-3/16 in. (15-degree angle cuts on both ends in opposite directions)
  • (D) 2 – 2×4 – 30-3/8 in. (15-degree angle cut on one end)
  • (E) 1 – 2×4 – 45 in.
  • (F) 4 – 2×4 – 48 in.
  • (G) 4 – 2×4 – 48 in.
  • (H) 2 – 2×4 – 16 in.
DIY 2x4 outdoor bench, parts, material list.
DIY 2x4 outdoor bench plans, parts, cut list.

Bench parts (A)
  • (A) 4 – 2×4 – 26-5/16 in. (15-degree angle cuts on both end in same direction)

Bench parts (B)
  • (B) 2 – 2×4 – 23-7/8 in. (15-degree angle cuts on both ends in opposite directions)

Bench parts (C)
  • (C) 2 – 2×4 – 20-3/16 in. (15-degree angle cuts on both ends in opposite directions)

2x4 bench side assembly.

Assemble parts (A), (B), and (C) as shown on drawing above. Pre-drill all holes, apply exterior wood glue, and assemble using 2-1/2 in. deck screws.


Bench parts (D)
  • (D) 2 – 2×4 – 30-3/8 in. (15-degree angle cut on one end)

DIY 2x4 outdoor bench, part (D) back support, installed.

Install the bench backrest support (D) as shown on drawing above. Pre-drill all holes, apply exterior wood glue, and assemble using 2-1/2 in. deck screws.


DIY 2x4 outdoor bench, part (E) brace, installed.
  • (E) 1 – 2×4 – 45 in.

Install the leg brace (E) as shown on drawing above. Pre-drill all holes, apply exterior wood glue, and assemble using 2-1/2 in. deck screws.


DIY 2x4 outdoor bench, Part (F) seat slats, installed.
  • (F) 4 – 2×4 – 48 in.

Install the 2×4 seat slats (F) as shown on drawing above. Pre-drill all holes, apply exterior wood glue, and assemble using 2-1/2 in. deck screws.


DIY 2x4 outdoor bench, parts (G) backrest slats, installed.
  • (G) 4 – 2×4 – 48 in.

Install the 2×4 backrest slats (G) as shown on drawing above. Pre-drill all holes, apply exterior wood glue, and assemble using 2-1/2 in. deck screws.


DIY 2x4 outdoor bench, parts (H) armrest, installed.
  • (H) 2 – 2×4 – 16 in.

Install the armrest (H) as shown on drawing above. Pre-drill all holes, apply exterior wood glue, and assemble using 2-1/2 in. deck screws.


DIY 2x4 outdoor bench, PDF download, material list, building plans.

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