Follow our easy DIY wood bench plans to build a farmhouse bench with angled legs and supports for just $25 in materials! This DIY bench is perfect for an indoor or outdoor dining table or as a mudroom entry bench.
See more DIY farmhouse furniture plans in our Farmhouse Collection, including the popular Farmhouse TV Console and the versatile Indoor-Outdoor Farmhouse Coffee Table.
Easy DIY Farmhouse Bench Plans
This easy wood bench features simple angled legs for a rustic style — without any complicated joinery or pocket holes!
How to Build an Easy DIY Wood Bench
Click here to see the photo tutorial at Mylove2create
Hello Remodelaholics! It’s Mindi, from MyLove2Create, and I am thrilled to share my easy DIY wood bench with you today!
Last time I shared my Pottery Barn Inspired Modern Rustic Console Table with you. This is another great furniture build for your home, especially if you like rustic or farmhouse style furniture.
Isn’t it so cute?!
The angled bench legs are easy to build without using any complex joinery — just a few self-tapping wood screws!
I kind of love it, and I was excited to try a new finish on it as well, so watch the video to see how to put the bench together, and read below for more about how I finished it.
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3-Board DIY Wood Bench Supplies
- (1) – 2”x3”x8” board (actual 1 ½” x 2 ½”)
- (1) – 2”x2”x8’ board (actual 1 ½” x 1 ½”)
- (1) – 2”x10”x8’ board* (actual 1 ½” x 9 ¼”)
Plus the paint, stain, and finishing supplies of your choice.
See how Mindi layered stains for a farmhouse wood finish below, or use our colorwashing stain technique to stain the easel ANY color you like! You also can mix up your own homemade stains using our recipes.
How to Build an Easy Wood Bench
The printable farmhouse bench plan includes all the detailed dimensions and angles for cutting each of the wood bench pieces.
After cutting the pieces, sand and then assemble following the instructions in the printable plans.
You can adjust to make a narrower bench, too, if needed, by cutting the bench top to the length you want.
The DIY angled legs are easy to build, and the bench support piece ensures that you have a sturdy seat!
Because the angled pieces are difficult to clamp, I used a brad nailer to tack the pieces in place before securing with wood screws.
Hot Tip: If you don’t have a brad nailer, you can also use hot glue to hold the pieces in place while you secure with screws!
How to Stain a Wood Bench with a Rustic Finish
I decided to do a layered farmhouse finish I have been wanting to try for a long time, by my friend Amanda from Rustic Duck Furniture, you can check out her full tutorial.
- Layer two different colors of stain randomly on your wood.
- Then blend the stains together.
- White wash over the wood and blend it in.
- To finish it off, use a dry brush technique. (You can see a dry-brush example on my Chalkboard Coat rack.)
You can see on the bench this finish gives an old look to the furniture. I love it!
Try this finish on these other DIY furniture builds, too!
This bench was inspired by some antique French cherry wood benches I had seen online. I modified it to make an easy build, since the originals used mortise and tenon joints.
I think it turned out perfect! With the center supports added they make it nice and sturdy.
I am actually going to donate this bench to my daughter’s new dance studio, but I have been thinking of trying some counter height ones for my table…because my chairs are dying…but we’ll see.
I grabbed these pillows from my Master Bedroom Reveal for some easy staging, before we deliver this bench to its new home.
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First published 28 Jan 2018 // Last updated 24 Feb 2021