Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Rhys Table and Benches

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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Rhys Table and Benches! An adorable set of furniture, perfectly sized for your kiddos! With the holidays virtually at our doorsteps, this kind of project is perfect to tackle since it’s pretty straight forward and fast to complete! Yahoo for that! Xx…Rayan

Estimated Cost


Dimensions for This Project
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Countersink bit for drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Brad nailer
  • Kreg Jig
  • 1 – 2×2 at 8’
  • 2 – 4’ x 8’ sheets of ¾” plywood
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 2” screws
  • 2” edge banding
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 8– ¾” plywood at 12” x 14-1/2” –Legs
  • 4 – 2×2 at 10” – Seat Support
  • 4 – ¾” plywood at 12” x 12” –Seat
  • 4 – ¾” plywood at 23” x 30” – Outer Table Leg
  • 2 – 2×2 at 27” – Table Top Supports
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 30” x 42” – Top

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
Step 1

Cut the pieces for the seat legs. Spread glue on the face of one piece and layer another piece on top. Wiggle the top piece a little to create suction, then clamp. Secure with a few 1-1/4” brad nails. When dry, cut a 45 degree bevel in the top edge. Apply the edge banding, then trim. There will be four assemblies for two benches.

Step 2
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the seat supports. Position as shown then secure using countersunk 2” screws.

Step 3
Step 3
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the seats. Assemble each seat in the same manner as the legs, then cut a 45 degree bevel in each side. Secure to the seat supports using glue and countersunk 2” screws.

Step 4
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the table legs and assemble them in the same manner as the bench legs. Cut a 45 degree bevel in the top edge of each leg.

Step 5
Step 5

Cut the pieces for the top supports. Secure to the legs using glue and countersunk 2” screws.

Cut the pieces for the top stretchers. With the Kreg jig set for ¾” material, drill pocket holes in each end. Secure to the top supports as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

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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