Make a DIY Farmhouse Bench

A farmhouse bench is a great way to enjoy dinner with your family for dinner. A farmhouse bench is a timeless piece that will make your home more welcoming. If you are planning to start on this project, here are steps to follow.

Materials needed:                  

  • Pine board- 1 x 4 x 96 inches and 1 x 8 x 96 inches
  • Wall stud- 2 x 4 x 96 inches
  • Pocket-hole screws- 1 (1/4) inch panhead
  • Pocket-hole screws- 2  (1/2_ inch panhead
  • Wood screws- 1 (1/4) inch
  • Clamps
  • Drill
  • Miter saw
  • Pocket-hole jig
  • Tape measure
  • Wood glue


  1. Cut two X legs (long) to parallel with 45 degrees miters on each end. Cut 4 X legs (short) to parallel with the 45-degree miter on one end.
  2. Drill pocket holes (1/2 inch) at the end of the X legs (short) that were not mitered. Clamp one short leg to a long one with the hole side joining the long leg’s center. Use a wood glue and pocket screws to attach these materials. Repeat the same procedure for the other leg.
  3. Cut two 4-feet X stretchers (upper) from your 1×4 plank. Then, cut two X stretchers (lower) from your 2×4 plank; cut 45-degree miters on both ends.
  4. Attach the stretchers to complete the bench’s legs.
  5. Drill the pocket holes on the ends of both lower and upper stretchers.
  6. Lastly, add your bench top.

Instead of purchasing a costly farm bench, save some money, and do it yourself.

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