Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Kid Sized Vintage Parsons Bench. The lumber list allows for building two benches, the perfect companion pieces to the Vintage Parsons Table plans we posted last week! A fabulous addition to any playroom or family room where the kiddos hang out! Xx…Rayan
- Tape Measure
- Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
- Countersink bit for drill
- Brad nailer
- 2 – 1×3 at 8’
- 2 – 4×4 posts at 6’
- 1 sheet of ¾” plywood
- 1-1/4” brad nails
- 2” screws
- Edge banding, optional
- Wood filler
- Wood glue
- Finishing Supplies
- 4 – 4 x 4 posts at 14” – Legs
- 8 – 1×3 at 1-3/4” – Stretcher Supports
- 2 – 1×3 at 4” – Side Stretchers
- 2 – 1×3 at 42” – Stretchers
- 3 – 1×3 at 7-1/2” – Top Supports
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 11” x 49” – 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.
Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood before assembly.
Cut the pieces for the legs and the stretcher supports. Position the supports as shown, then secure using glue and countersunk 2” screws. There will be a pair of right legs and a pair of left legs.
Cut the pieces for the side stretchers. Position the stretchers on the supports then secure using glue and 2” countersunk screws.
Install the next set of the stretcher supports as shown. Secure using glue and 2” countersunk screws.
Cut the pieces for the stretchers. Position the stretchers on the supports then secure using glue and 2” countersunk screws.
Cut the pieces for the seat supports. Secure to the longer stretchers using glue and 2” countersunk screws.
Cut the piece for the seat and cut the notches using a jigsaw. Position the top as shown, then secure using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.
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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