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Jun
26
2015
You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build An Angular Plant Stand via @thedesconf
Project Details

A plant stand that is super stylish and affordable is rare... but not today! Build this gorgeous gal and put your planted beauties up for everyone to see!

As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. Don't forget... for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!

You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build An Angular Plant Stand via @thedesconf

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

Estimated Cost
$25-$50
Dimensions
You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build An Angular Plant Stand via @thedesconf
Tools
Lumber

For outdoor projects // Teak, Cedar and Redwood are recommended. These are typically more expensive, however this varies by region and of course each region has affordable alternatives that will work well if the previously mentioned ideals are not really an option due to budget. Which specie is best will depend on your regions climate among other things and may vary greatly from region to region. Which is the best choice for your project might be a great question to ask your local lumber supplier and regardless of lumber choice, just be sure to seal, seal, seal to protect from the elements for the greatest possible longevity and least amount of ongoing maintenance.

  • 2 – 1x2 at 8' (you may only need 1 if the lumber measures slightly more than 96”)                       
  • 2 – 2x2 at 8’
  • 1 – 3/4” plywood at – 2’x2’
Materials
Cut List
  • 2 – 2x2 at 31-15/16” – Left Large Legs
  • 2 – 2x2 at 32-1/2” – Right Large Legs
  • 2 – 2x2 at 10-5/8” – Small Legs
  • 4 – 1x2 at 24” – Shelf Supports   
  • 2 – 3/4” plywood at 8” x 24” – Shelves            
Instructions

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1

Cut the pieces for the Left and Right Large Legs. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes on the angled top end of the Left Large Leg. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” Pocket Screws. Complete this step twice – once for the front and once for the back of the Plant Stand.

You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build An Angular Plant Stand via @thedesconf
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the Small Legs. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes on the angled bottom end of the Small Leg. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” Pocket Screws. Complete this step twice – once for the front and once for the back of the Plant Stand.

You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build An Angular Plant Stand via @thedesconf
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the Shelf Supports. Place the Shelf Supports as shown and attach with glue and 2” Wood Screws. Please note – TDC highly recommends that you experiment with the placement (shifting to the left and/or right) of the Shelf Support/Shelves so that the Plant Stand is as balanced as possible. 

You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build An Angular Plant Stand via @thedesconf
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the Shelves. Assemble as shown by placing the Shelves on top of the Shelf Supports. Secure with glue and 2” Wood Screws. 

You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build An Angular Plant Stand via @thedesconf
Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

Outdoor 
Disclaimer

// Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you ONLY use 1 image and provide an ADEQUATE link back to the original source and appropriate plan! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this website as outlined under Terms of Use. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Design Confidential.com and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, personal injury or death, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of information or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it. The Design Confidential.com is inspired by but does not replicate exact designs, any similarities between these plans and items sold at specialty retailers is coincidential and not endorsed by or related to any said retailers. // Post May Contain Affiliate Links

Jun
15
2015
You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Raised Cube Planter via @thedesconf
Project Details

Plants are my jam... you might have noticed? Both inside and in the great outdoors, planters are such an important feature. It's easy to see why they are perfect for your indoor beauties, but I adore using planters and pots outside as well to give interest and height to my plantings. In groupings on a patio or carefully placed throughout your landscape, there is no spot that wouldn't benefit from something like this! This planter is perfect for that vacant spot in your family room that is just aching for something living and would be a stunner scattered throughout your patio living space to spice things up and provide beauty, aside from the beauty of your lush greenery of course. Duh... Now get building and let some sawdust fly! And if you find an online resource that has a great selection of teak, cedar or redwood (all ideal for outdoor uses), let us know in the comments so we can all take our projects to the next level here as well!

As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. Don't forget... for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!

You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Raised Cube Planter via @thedesconf

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

Estimated Cost
$25-$50
Dimensions
You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Raised Cube Planter via @thedesconf
Tools
Lumber

For outdoor projects // Teak, Cedar and Redwood are recommended. These are typically more expensive, however this varies by region and of course each region has affordable alternatives that will work well if the previously mentioned ideals are not really an option due to budget. Which specie is best will depend on your regions climate among other things and may vary greatly from region to region. Which is the best choice for your project might be a great question to ask your local lumber supplier and regardless of lumber choice, just be sure to seal, seal, seal to protect from the elements for the greatest possible longevity and least amount of ongoing maintenance.

  • 1 – 1x2 at 3’
  • 2 – 2x2 at 8’
  • 1 – 3/4” plywood at – 4’x4’
Materials
Cut List
  • 4 – 2x2 at 11” – Legs
  • 8 – 2x2 at 15” – Upper and Lower Sides
  • 2 – 1x2 at 15” – Planter Supports (could also use 2x2s scraps for this)
  • 2 – 3/4” plywood at 11-3/4”x18” – Front and Back
  • 2 – 3/4” plywood at 11-3/4”x16-1/2” – Sides
  • 1 – 3/4” plywood at 16-1/2”x16-1/2” – Bottom
Instructions

Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project, there are often tidbits on adjustments or helpful hints for the build and possible typos that should be accounted for. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques, and helpful hints for easier building. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a protective sealant type product such as a wax or polyurethane (spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly are extremely easy to apply and use) to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow proper safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Check back often for new tips, tricks, and helpful info for building as we will be adding to this section of the site quite a bit in the coming months. Holler at me if you need help and have fun!

Step 1

Cut the pieces for the Legs and Upper Sides. With the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Upper Sides. Secure the Upper Sides to the Legs with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws. 

You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Raised Cube Planter via @thedesconf
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the Lower Sides. With the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Lower Sides. Secure the Lower Sides to the Legs with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws. 

You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Raised Cube Planter via @thedesconf
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the Planter Supports. With the Kreg jig for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Planter Supports. Secure the Planter Supports to the Upper Sides with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. 

You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Raised Cube Planter via @thedesconf
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the Front, Back, and Sides. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in both sides of the Sides and along the bottom edge. Drill another set of pocket holes in the bottom edge of the Front and Back pieces. Assemble the Front, Back, and Sides as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. Attach the Front, Back, and Sides to the Upper Sides with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. Apply edge banding to the exposed edges of the plywood on the Planter if desired.

You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Raised Cube Planter via @thedesconf
Step 5

Cut the piece for the Bottom. Place inside the Planter as shown and attach to the Upper Sides and Supports with glue and 1-1/4” wood screws. The bottom image shows the Bottom attached to the Planter, with the Front, Back, and Sides removed for an easier view. For better soil drainage, you can drill a few holes in the Bottom!

You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Raised Cube Planter via @thedesconf
You Can Build This! Easy Outdoor DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Raised Cube Planter via @thedesconf
Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

Disclaimer

// Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you ONLY use 1 image and provide an ADEQUATE link back to the original source and appropriate plan! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this website as outlined under Terms of Use. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Design Confidential.com and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, personal injury or death, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of information or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it. The Design Confidential.com is inspired by but does not replicate exact designs, any similarities between these plans and items sold at specialty retailers is coincidential and not endorsed by or related to any said retailers. // Post May Contain Affiliate Links

May
22
2015
The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Indoor / Outdoor Mid Century Plant Stand
Project Details

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3! The sleek design is perfect to display your potted house plants or garden beauties... and so easy and inexpensive that you could build several in a single afternoon. Play around with paint colors and plant stand heights on this build - you've got the time!  

As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest.

The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Indoor / Outdoor Mid Century Plant Stand

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

Estimated Cost
$15-$25
Dimensions
The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Indoor / Outdoor Mid Century Plant Stand
Tools
Lumber
  • 1 – 1x2 at 8’  (you will only need approximately 2’ total)                               
  • 1 – 1” Wooden Dowel at 8’                                                          
  • 1 – 1/4” Wooden Dowel at 1’ (you will only need 6” total)    

       

Materials
Cut List
  • 2 – 1x2 at 6-1/2” – Short Centers
  • 1 – 1x2 at 7-1/4” – Long Center
  • 3 – 1” diameter Wooden Dowel at 30” – Legs 
  • 6 – 1/4” diameter Wooden Dowel at 1” – Pins               
Instructions

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1

Cut the pieces for the Short Centers and the Long Center. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes on the long sides of the Short Centers – these angled ends will attach to the Long Center. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” Pocket Hole Screws. 

On the outer ends of the Short Centers and Long Center, drill two 1/4” diameter holes 1/2” deep as shown. Use a drill stop for a more precise drill depth. After drilling each hole, drop a dab of Wood Glue into each hole and insert a 1” long 1/4” diameter Pin into each hole.

The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Indoor / Outdoor Mid Century Plant Stand
The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Indoor / Outdoor Mid Century Plant Stand
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the Legs. Drill two 1/4” diameter holes 1/2” deep as shown. Use a drill stop for a more precise drill depth. 

 

The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Indoor / Outdoor Mid Century Plant Stand
Step 3

After drilling the holes into the Legs, drop a dab of Wood Glue into each hole. Attach the Short Centers and Long Center to the Legs as shown by inserting the Pins, already glued into the Centers, into the holes in the Legs. Wood putty or caulk can be applied to the small gap on each side of the 1x2s that attach to the Leg if a smoother looking joint is desired. 

The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Indoor / Outdoor Mid Century Plant Stand
Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

Outdoor 
Disclaimer

// Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you ONLY use 1 image and provide an ADEQUATE link back to the original source and appropriate plan! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this website as outlined under Terms of Use. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Design Confidential.com and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, personal injury or death, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of information or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it. The Design Confidential.com is inspired by but does not replicate exact designs, any similarities between these plans and items sold at specialty retailers is coincidential and not endorsed by or related to any said retailers. // Post May Contain Affiliate Links

May
18
2015
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase Joe Serb's Equilateral Bench

This bench really caught me eye. I had to make it!

Followed the plans except for the slight modifications I did. Instead of using 2x2's for the frame I used 1x2 poplar. I just kept adding frame pieces until I reached my desired width. Thanks for the plans!

Length of Time 

4 hours

Modifications 

Instead of using 2x2's I used 1x2's and just kept adding sections until I reached my desired width.

Lumber Used 

Poplar.

Finishing Technique 

Outdoor UV block clear.

The Design Confidential Builders Showcase Joe Serb's Equilateral Bench
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase Joe Serb's Equilateral Bench
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase Joe Serb's Equilateral Bench
May
05
2015
The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans and How to Build a Cutter Picnic Bench
Project Details

A fabulous bench for the end of the bed, your entryway or even in the backyard for a little enjoyment of the great outdoors... Did I mention easy to build? This will be a bit like a puzzle and fun to piece together!

As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter.

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans and How to Build a Cutter Picnic Bench

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

Estimated Cost
$50-$100
Dimensions
Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Cutter Picnic Bench
Tools
Lumber
  • 2 – 2x3 at 8’
  • 1 – 2x2 at 8’  
  • 6 – 1x2 at 8’  
Materials
Cut List
  • 4 – 2x3 at 16-3/4” – Legs 
  • 2 – 2x3 at 16” – Bottoms              
  • 2 – 2x2 at 46” – Tops        
  • 4 – 1x2 at 3-7/8” – Ends   
  • 27 – 1x2 at 16” – Slats      
  • 52 – 1x2 at 3/4” – Spacers
Instructions

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1

Cut the pieces for the Legs. On the top edge, measure 1/4” and make a mark. From this point, mark and cut a 45-degree angle. Make a 45-degree angle cut (perpendicular to the 45-degree angle on the top of the Leg) on the bottom of the Leg. 

Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Cutter Picnic Bench
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the Bottoms. Cut each end at a 45-degree angle as shown. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Bottoms (on the longest side of the Bottom, which will face downward when assembled). Attach the Bottoms to the Legs as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Cutter Picnic Bench
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the Tops. Cut each end at a 45-degree angle as shown. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Tops (on the longest side of the Top, which will face upward when assembled). Attach the Tops to the Legs as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Cutter Picnic Bench
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the Ends. Cut only one end of each End piece at a 45-degree angle as shown. Attach the Ends to the Tops as shown with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. See how the Ends hide those pocket holes? Nifty, huh?

Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Cutter Picnic Bench
Step 5

Cut the pieces for the Slats and Spacers. Place the first Slat next to the End pieces, flush on each end with the Tops. Secure the Slat to the Ends with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails, countersunk (brads will be nailed through the side of the Slat into the Ends). Next, position Spacers next to the Slat, one on each Top. Secure the Spacers to the Tops with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. Repeat this step until the last Slat has been positioned on the other end, next to the End pieces. The best way to finish this piece is to have the Slats one color and the rest of the pieces another color – this will give the really cool effect of the Slats “cutting” into the Bench. 

Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Cutter Picnic Bench
Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

Disclaimer

// Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you ONLY use 1 image and provide an ADEQUATE link back to the original source and appropriate plan! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this website as outlined under Terms of Use. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Design Confidential.com and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, personal injury or death, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of information or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it. The Design Confidential.com is inspired by but does not replicate exact designs, any similarities between these plans and items sold at specialty retailers is coincidential and not endorsed by or related to any said retailers. // Post May Contain Affiliate Links

Apr
16
2015
The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build an Equilateral Bench
Project Details

The iconic bench, if ever there was one. Actually I can think of a few iconic benches, but this is certainly one of them! And believe me when I say this will be an easy build. No tricky cuts or fancy things, just cut and drill, then put together like a stacking tree for kiddos. 

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Estimated Cost
$25-$75
Dimensions
The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build an Equilateral Bench
Tools
Lumber
  • 8 – 2x2 at 8'
Materials
Cut List
  • 2 – 2x2 at 55” – Front and Back
  • 5 – 2x2 at 38” – Centers               
  • 8 – 2x2 at 10” – Ends                    
  • 18 – 2x2 at 19” – Stands    
Instructions

Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1

Cut all the pieces for the Bench. At the end of each piece, drill a 1/2” hole that is centered 3/4” from each end. “Round out” each end by cutting the corners at a 3/4” radius. Drill additional 1/2” holes on noted pieces, centered. 

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build an Equilateral Bench
Step 2

Lay down the Back piece. Insert the longer Threaded Rod into each hole and thread a Nut onto the back side of each Rod. Install the pieces as shown. The 1/2” drilled hole at the bottom of each Stand will take the shorter Threaded Rod.  

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build an Equilateral Bench
Step 3

Continue to install pieces as shown. 

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build an Equilateral Bench
Step 4

Keep installing!

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build an Equilateral Bench
Step 5

Install the Front piece. 

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build an Equilateral Bench
Step 6

Finally, thread a Nut on the front of each Threaded Rod to secure everything into place.

The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans How to Build an Equilateral Bench
Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

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