Introduction: Easy to Make Bench

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A few months ago, I didn't have a fully equipped workshop yet. I only had a drill and a miter saw. I needed a bench so I started thinking how it could be done without needing to cut a big wooden board.

In the hardware store of the town, I found some wooden boards ready to use. I designed my bench combining four of those boards without any modifications. Thanks to the bottom one, the construction is very stable.

Step 1: What You Need

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If you can find every piece of wood you need pre-cutted in a store, you won't even need a saw.

Step 2: Construction

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Start the construction on a flat surface. You can press the parts against a wall to keep them well aligned.

Make sure the screws you have are not to long and won't go through the boards.

Step 3: Done !

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Leathaldose (author)2016-02-23

Looks can be deceiving. Your picture makes it look like its about 2438 mm long x 635 mm wide and 610 mm high, which would be awesome for my use, but alas, yours is about .5 the size. still an awesome build, I would definetly finish it with a black walnut stain and a few clear coats.

manbri (author)Leathaldose2016-03-03

Maybe I should have put something else on the picture in order to better understand the scale. But you can easily rescale it as you need.

ClenseYourPallet (author)2016-02-22

Your bench turned out great. Simple and awesome! Thanks for sharing

manbri (author)ClenseYourPallet2016-03-03

Happy to read it!

Clarkzkent (author)2016-02-23

I'm really impressed!! I'm going to the se your idea with the middle support board. Brilliant!!!

Kbridgesrivera (author)2016-02-22

Yay! I am so excited to do this this weekend! Exactly what I need and your instructions are GREAT! I'm pretty handy, but not an expert and sometimes the terminology/ builder jargon is so out of my realm, extra hours are spent googling furiously to figure out WHAT exactly the instructions are telling me to do. I commend your simple and doable design, and your clear concise instructions!!

Tonybp (author)2016-02-22

Thanks so much for sharing.

manbri (author)2016-02-21

Thanks for your nice comments !

pisham (author)2016-02-21

Thank you. That is a nice, simple design. It looks very sturdy. I also like the way you used graphics for the parts and tools. I'm just starting to try things and this looks like a good one to try out! I wonder how well it would scale up for a table or a coffee table?

manbri (author)pisham2016-02-21

Thanks for your comment. Yes, it definitely could work for a coffee table, but the design might be a bit heavy for a regular table, I guess.

morpheusprime (author)2016-02-21

Nice job

strumbot (author)2016-02-21

Very clear ible. I like the diagrams. awesome job. 1st Subbed!

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-02-21

Great table design. I like how it has an under-shelf so that you can store stuff without taking up table top space.

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