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5 Step plans to build your own modern farmhouse bench. Sizes can easily be altered, and it only takes 3 boards of lumber that costs 20 dollars. All you need is a saw and pocket hole joinery! Do it yourself bench plans. Customize however you like. Message with any question

Difficulty easy


Kreg Tools

Other Tools

  • Miter Saw
    Miter Saw
  • Drill (cordless)
    Drill (cordless)


Wood Products

  • 2 Board , 2x4 , 120"
  • 1 Board , 2x8 , 120"

Hardware & Supplies

  • 35 2 1/2" Pocket Hole Screws

Cut List & Parts

  • 4 Legs , 1.5"x3"x17"
  • 4 Short Apron , 1.5"x3"x9"
  • 2 Long Apron , 1.5"x3"x48"
  • 2 Top Piece Cut , 1.5"x7"x59 3/4"


  • Bench Top

    ---NOTE: The 2x8 board has also been ripped to 7 inches to allow a smooth top. This is not a necessary step.---

    Make the cuts for the two-piece top. Then drill 1 1⁄2 inch pocket holes. Apply glue for added strength, clamp the two boards together and attach with 2 1⁄2 inch pocket hole screws.

  • Legs

    ---NOTE: The 2x4 boards have been ripped from 3.5 inches to 3 inches for all cuts of 2x4's for the project. This is not necessary but make sure to adjust measurements to account for the difference in width of the boards.---

    Cut the legs and short aprons to size. Drill 1 1⁄2 inch pocket holes on the aprons. Attach the aprons to the legs with 2 1⁄2 inch pocket hole screws and wood glue. The top apron should be flush with the top of the legs. The bottom apron should be 1 1⁄2 inches from the bottom.

  • Long Aprons

    Cut the two longer aprons. Drill 1 1⁄2 inch pocket holes on the aprons and attach to the sides with 2 1⁄2 inch pocket hole screws and wood glue. Make sure the pocket holes to connect the top are facing in the correct direction.

  • Attach Top

    Lay the frame of the bench on top of the bottom of the top. Center it, add wood glue and 2 1⁄2 inch pocket whole screws through the longer aprons.

  • Finsih

    FINISH! Sand and then apply a paint or stain to get the look you like. Share your build and use #berniesbuilds!