Elegant Oak Farmhouse Bench

Feast your eyes on this bad boy! This is a small farmhouse bench that will leave a big impression.This was built to match the elegant oak farmhouse table so it’s sporting a solid oak top and turned wood legs by Osborne Wood. This farmhouse bench is great for smaller spaces with ample seating for 2 adults or 3 small children. Plus these farmhouse bench plans are so easy anyone can do it. This one can be built using these plans for about $50. Remember, this is OAK … not the cheap stuff.

DIY Elegant Oak Farmhouse Table | Free Plans | Rogue Engineer

DIY Elegant Oak Farmhouse Bench | Free Plans | Rogue Engineer

DIY Elegant Oak Farmhouse Bench | Free Plans | Rogue Engineer

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Materials


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Dimensions


DIY Elegant Farmhouse Bench | Free Plans | Dimensions


Cut List


DIY Elegant Farmhouse Bench | Free Plans | Cut List


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DIY Elegant Farmhouse Bench | Free Plans | Step 1

DIY Elegant Oak Farmhouse Bench | Step 1

DIY Elegant Oak Farmhouse Bench | Step 1

DIY Elegant Oak Farmhouse Bench | Step 1


DIY Elegant Farmhouse Bench | Free Plans | Step 2

DIY Elegant Oak Farmhouse Bench | Step 2

DIY Elegant Oak Farmhouse Bench | Step 2


Finishing

After filling the screw holes on the sides and sanding everything we stained the top and the base with Early American wood stain from Rustoleum. Then Jamie applied Vaseline to the areas we wanted to distress. We then followed that with Zinsser’s Stain Blocking Primer and flat white paint (not shown).

DIY Elegant Oak Farmhouse Table | Free Plans | Finishing

DIY Elegant Oak Farmhouse Table | Finishing

Rustoleum Early American Stain

DIY Elegant Oak Farmhouse Table | Finishing

Apply with foam brush

DIY Elegant Oak Farmhouse Table | Finishing

Let sit for a minute or so and wipe off

DIY Elegant Oak Farmhouse Table | Finishing

Apply Vaseline to areas that would naturally be distressed

DIY Elegant Oak Farmhouse Table | Free Plans | Finishing

DIY Elegant Oak Farmhouse Table | Free Plans | Finishing


DIY Elegant Farmhouse Bench | Free Plans | Step 3

DIY Elegant Oak Farmhouse Table | Free Plans | Step 3

DIY Elegant Oak Farmhouse Table | Free Plans | Step 3


Questions? Comments?


As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!

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  • Andy Long

    Hiya,

    I plan on making a very similar bench. I was wondering how your bench is holding up and if I should add brackets or if the keep screws will be strong enough?

    Cheers,

    Andy

    • I did have a leg break on me. But it was because it caught a grout line and the leg failed at the narrow section. The attach point at the bench top had no issues. So overall I would say it’s a sound design. The addition of some brackets at the legs would increase strength and durability, for sure, but I wouldn’t say it’s a necessity. Happy building!

      • MIke

        Whats the depth of the apron?

        • The apron is a 2×3 which is actually 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″. I’m not sure what dimension you are asking for but I hope that answers it.

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  • Daniel Metcalf

    Your cut list and your material list specify different numbers of boards both for the oak and the 2×3 studs. Am I missing something?

  • Martin Bollum

    After you stain the oak and paint the pine, is there anything else that goes over that? Like a clearcoat or something?

  • joe

    did you coat this with anything in the end? i read these instructions as well as the instructions for the farmhouse table. All i see is the stain for the top and bottom, than primer and flat white paint for the bottom after the stain. Am i missing something or do you not coat this with any polycrylic or something of the sort?
    Also did you sand those nice edges on the top or use some type of router bit?
    thanks