Jig Saw with metal blade
Leather cutting tool
- 3 Pine boards , 2x2x8'
Hardware & Supplies
- 1 Box of 2 1/2" Kreg Pocket Hole Screws (See tools list)
- 2 1/4" x 18' brass rods
- 1 80, 120, 220 grit sandpaper
- 1 Wood glue
- 1 Pair of gloves
- 1 Yard of leather/vinyl fabric
- 1 Box of furniture tacks
- 1 Stain of choice
Cut List & Parts
- 4 Legs , 2x2x18”
- 4 Upper & lower supports , 2x2x17”
- 2 Upper Supports , 2x2x15”
Cut all the materials according to the cut list.
With all your materials cut you are going to set your pocket hole jig to 1 1/2” depth and the
stop collar on the drill bit to 11/2”. Drill 2 pocket holes on each side of all the upper supports
and lower supports.
Making 2 of the legs for the bench you are going to first attach the upper support using 2
1/2” pocket hole screws and a lower support. When attaching the lower support make sure it is
5” up from the bottom of the bench legs.
Prep for rod
Mark the center of each lower support for your brass rod. You will do this on each leg. Using
a drill bit the same size as your rod, drill all the way through.
Attach the 2 legs together with the remaining upper supports.
Press the brass rod through both holes on both sides of the bench. If you would like you can
add a little epoxy to reinforce the rod but that is an optional step.
Cut and sand
Cut the excess brass with a jigsaw and a metal blade. Sand the excess brass with 80 grit
Cut the leather strips using a leather cutting tool and a straightedge. Cut them into 1 1/2” strips.
Flipping over the bench start by tacking the strips on one side. It is easier to do this with the
bench upside down.
Pull the strips tight and tack them to the underside of the other side of the bench.
Starting on the opposite end of the bench, weave each strip going under and over,
alternating each time. Make sure to weave all the strips before you move onto the next step.
Starting on the underside of the bench, tack each strip to one side of the bench.
Secure remaining side
Pulling each strip tight, tack each strip to the other side of the underside of the bench.
Sand and stain and you have a super cute bench!