Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build Provence Beam Benches! Several of you have built benches to match your Provence Beam Dining Tables (plans for those are listed just below), like you see in this Builders Showcase: Provence Beam Dining and Benches, but we never officially posted the plans. Now the rest of you who are interested in having the matching set can do just that without having to hurt your brain with the math involved! This plan includes 2 options, one for a shorter bench that can be doubled up on each side of your table, just like you see in this Reader Showcase… and also a larger version if you prefer a single bench on either side! Yahoo! The benches are constructed in exactly the same manner. The longer bench is the one shown in the drawings, as noted, so be sure to check the cut list for each bench for dimensions. Xx… Rayan
Plans for the tables:
Free Furniture Plans to Build a Restoration Hardware Inspired Provence Beam Dining Table
Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build an Restoration Hardware Inspired 8′ Provence Beam Dining Table
Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Restoration Hardware Inspired Provence Beam Dining with 4×4’s
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- Tape Measure
- Saw – Jig Saw, Circular, Table, or Miter Saw
- Multi-Square and Carpenter’s Square
- Kreg Jig – if you build frequently, invest in this one.
- Nail Gun
For the longer bench:
- 5 – 2×4 at 8’
- 1 – 2×4 at 10’
- 3 – 2×6 at 10’
For the shorter bench:
- 4 – 2×4 at 8’
- 3 – 2×6 at 6’
- 2-1/2″ Pocket Hole Screws
- 2-1/2″ Wood Screws
- Countersink Drill Bit
- Pocket Hole Plugs – Paint Grade, Pine, Oak – optional
- Safety Gear
- Wood Filler
- Wood Glue
- Sanding Supplies
- Paste Wax
- Finishing Supplies
For either bench:
- 4 – 2×4 at 15-7/16” – Legs
- 2 – 2×4 at 11-3/4” – Side Frame Connector
- 2 – 2×4 at 12-1/2” – Side Stretchers
For the longer bench:
- 3 – 2×4 at 93” – Seat Supports
- 1 – 2×4 at 97” – Stretcher
- 2 – 2×4 at 22-5/8” – Trusses
- 3 – 2×6 at 120” – Seat
For the shorter bench:
- 3 – 2×4 at 40” – Seat Supports
- 1 – 2×4 at 37” – Stretcher
- 2 – 2×4 at 12-3/16” – Trusses
- 3 – 2×6 at 60” – Seat
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.
Cut the pieces for the legs. Cut a 9 degree bevel in each end (opposite of each other). Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in one end as indicated in the drawings.
Cut the pieces for the connector. Secure the legs using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws. The frames will resemble an “A” shape.
Cut the pieces for the stretchers and cut a 9 degree angle in each end. Drill pocket holes in each end as shown. Position as shown (3” up from the floor) then secure using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws. The outside face of the stretchers will be flush with the outside edge of the legs.
Cut the pieces for the seat supports and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure to the connectors as shown using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws. The boards will be spaced at approximately ¾”.
Cut the piece for the stretcher and drill pocket holes at each end. Position the stretcher so it is centered on the side stretchers, then secure using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the trusses and cut the angles in each end as shown. Also, drill pocket holes in each end. Position the trusses so that they are centered on the center seat support as well as centered on the stretcher. Secure to the support with the edge flush with the side of the connector piece. (see the drawing)
Cut the pieces for the seat. Lay the boards out on a flat surface and position the seat frame on top of it. There will be a 10” overhang at each side. Secure the frame to the seat boards using countersunk 2-1/2” screws from the underside into the seat boards. Make sure to use plenty of screws to catch all three pieces!
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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4 comments on “Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build Provence Beam Benches”
Hi! We are making the shorter version of the benches to go with the 4×4 table we made last weekend. We have noticed a couple of errors so far in the cut list: the stretchers say they should be 37″ but actually need to be 44″. Thankfully we noticed this before cutting up our beautiful cedar! Also the trusses say they should be 12 3/16 but they need to be 12 3/8.