Every person would like to have a very appealing farmhouse bench that will not make him dig deeper into his pocket. The wish will only materialize if you build your bench. Making your farmhouse bench is much cheaper than a ready-made one. You get to choose the timber, shape, and size when building your farmhouse bench. You do not have this privilege with readymade benches. This article should enlighten you on what a DIY farmhouse bench is, and how to build one.
Farmhouse bench plan
You first need to consider the space available for keeping your bench. Space determines the size of the bench you need. In turn, the size of the bench dictates your spending on the materials for your bench. You can also get a farmhouse bench plan from a website or a renowned workshop. With a well and clear plan, you have an easy time when making your bench.
There are necessary tools for assembling your farmhouse bench. They are:
- Drill and driver
- Dremel multi-max
- Kreg jig
- Miter saw
- Wood Screws
- Pocket Screws
- Different measurements of woods
Assembling your farmhouse bench
First, decide on the size of the bench you want. For example, an 8-foot long bench may be suitable because it allows ample space for one to slide his chair underneath comfortably. Ensure that the ends of the bench are perpendicularly attached to give your bench breadboards.
Reinforce the ends with metal brackets and ensure they are well held. Finish the top and the bottom of your bench before assembling the pieces. Assemble the pieces while the bench is upside-down. Since your bench is heavy, apply extra care when assembling the pieces into a stable outfit.
Cut the Notches
Cutting the notches is not an interesting job for most of us. It needs an experienced person since it is a time-consuming task. Use your miter saw for sliding, a Dremel multi-max, and a tiny saw for a smoother surface. A 12-inch saw is the most suitable implement for this job. You can also use a table saw if you have one. If you do not have the Dremel, use a chisel to knock out pieces of wood.
Use a durable finish to save you from the need to build farmhouse benches every year. If you mess with your finishing, you are likely to see some horrible wear and tear spots or uneven surfaces on your bench. Use waterproof paint for a weathered paint bench. The painting also helps when cleaning your bench so that you do not have to apply caulk on cracks.
Making a farmhouse bench can be tricky and tiresome but eventually becomes enjoyable. As shown in this platform, building your bench allows you to meet your desires accurately. You are also able to come up with a cheaper, more desirable, and aesthetically appealing farmhouse bench when you go the DIY way. Besides, you learn more when making your DIY farmhouse bench.
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