Construct a DIY wooden bench with a chevron prime and straightforward field body base. The chevron bench prime element is gorgeous for a eating bench or entryway bench!
DIY Chevron Wooden Bench with Straightforward Field Leg Base
Hello, it’s Amy from Hertoolbelt again with one other construct plan.
This wooden chevron bench, with a pieced stained wooden prime, will look nice at your dining table, on the finish of your mattress, in your entryway, or wherever else you want a bit of additional seating.
I really like the look of the country chevron prime, and this DIY bench is a good addition to a farmhouse type or a extra fashionable type with the modern legs.
I used pine for the highest chevron, which may simply be switched for any wooden kind that you simply like (reclaimed lumber would look superior).
You’ll be able to simply customise the look of this bench with numerous stain colours and paint colours.
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This chevron bench is impressed by a super cute bench from West Elm that’s now not accessible.
Their model had steel legs/body, however my model sports activities all wooden legs to make the constructing course of easy and cheaper.
The legs for this bench had been modified a bit of to make a sturdier rectangle finish with a extra fashionable field body type.
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How you can Construct a DIY Wooden Bench with Chevron High
The printable woodworking plan incorporates all the main points to construct your individual DIY wooden bench like this for an estimated lumber value of underneath $50!
The chevron prime seems to be intricate however is known as a easy pieced wooden prime for starting woodworkers. You’ll be able to construct it from 1×3 or 1×4 lumber, or no matter you’ve readily available.
The two×2 bench base is very easy to construct, and you would use simply a few boards for the highest for those who desire a quicker bench seat.
You’ll want a compound miter saw, brad nailer, and drill/driver to construct this plus a table saw or circular saw with edge guide for those who select to tear any boards to width to assist straighten out the sides of a budget pine furring boards (like I did).
Learn extra about choosing straight boards and ripping your own boards.
You’ll additionally want a Kreg Jig pocket hole jig to assemble bench base body and a countersink drill bit for attaching the chevron prime to the bottom. A rafter square is optionally available however at all times useful!
The 4-foot bench is constructed to plain 18” bench top. Completed dimensions: 48” W x 15” D x 18” H.
Ending the Chevron Wooden Bench
After you’ve followed the woodworking plans to construct the bench base and chevron prime, you’ll dry match the bench prime to the bench, then stain earlier than attaching the highest.
After filling in cracks and blemishes and sanding each items easy, I completed the bench with a golden oak prime and white painted base.
- I primed the bottom with paint primer then painted it with white latex paint.
- I stained the chevron prime with Minwax golden oak and adopted that with Minwax aged oak so as to add a bit of definition within the cracks and outline the chevron sample. The aged oak made the highest barely darker that I hoped, so I let the stain dry in a single day and calmly sanded the darkish from the floor of the pine and reapplied a light-weight coat of golden oak.
- I let the stain dry and utilized a coat of Minwax semi-gloss polyurethane to guard the floor.
For fewer smelly fumes, you possibly can even make your own DIY stains!
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Revealed 08 Oct 2016 // Up to date 07 Mar 2021