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Triple Pedestal Farmhouse Bench

January 14, 2013 |
posted by Ana White
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Build your own farmhouse table with bench with free plans from Ana-White.com

Triple Pedestal Farmhouse Bench

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Triple Pedestal Farmhouse Bench
Triple Pedestal Farmhouse Bench

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About Project

Author Notes: 

Remember a bit back when Ashley from Shanty2Chic totally nailed - sorry couldn't help myself! - the Triple Pedestal Table?

Ashley loved the table so much, she requested bench plans to match!

Wave your hammer and say bibidi-bobidi-boo ...

Two benches for 90 bucks!

Here's from Ashley:

I LOVE my new dining set!  Thanks to Ana's awesome plans and a little elbow grease, I have a gorgeous 9 ft. dining table and benches for only $215!  The benches are perfect for our family and we have plenty of room to have guests over and still fit comfortably!  My kids love that they have room to spread out and do their homework and artwork and I love that I don't have to worry about them ruining an expensive piece of furniture!  This set just proves that you don't need to pay expensive retail prices to have beautiful, well-built furniture in your home!  Thank you Ana:)

Thank you Ashley!  If you want to see lots more pictures and details on the finish and build, please head on over to Shanty2Chic.  And of course, we have you covered with the free plans, just scroll down!

Dimensions

Dimensions: 
Triple Pedestal Farmhouse Bench
Dimensions: 
Dimensions are shown above. Sized to fit Triple Pedestal Table

Materials and Tools

Shopping List: 

3 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long
2 - 2x4 @ 9 feet long (try 9’ studs or 10 footers)
2 - 2x6 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x3 @ 4 feet long
3 - 1x4 OR 2x4 @ 8 feet long (for the bench top)
2” finish nails
2 1/2” and 3” wood screws
Wood glue
Pocket hole screws for the top: 2 1/2” for 2x4s or 1 1/4” for 1x4s

Cut List

Cut List: 

LEGS
6 - 2x4 @ 11 1/4”
6 - 2x4 @ 3 7/8”
6 - 2x6 @ 15 1/4” (both ends beveled at 45 degrees off square longest point, not parallel)
12 - 2x4 @ 3 1/2” (cut in arch shape)
3 - 2x6 @ 17” (both ends beveled at 30 degrees off square longest point not parallel)
6 - 1x3 @ 5 1/2”

STRETCHER
1 - 2x4 @ 90 1/2”

TOP
2 - 2x4 @ 106”
3 - 2x4 @ 10 1/2”
6 - 1x4 or 2x4 @ 47 3/4”

General Instructions

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

Step 1

Triple Pedestal Farmhouse Bench

Lets start in the center and work our way outward. You'll be building three pedestal bases per each bench. For these, glue and nails will do the trick.

Make sure you can get your stretcher in the center opening.

Step 2

Triple Pedestal Farmhouse Bench

Now add the top and bottom.

Step 3

Triple Pedestal Farmhouse Bench

Cut out with jigsaw and sand until smooth. Attach with glue and nails. NOTE: These could potentially be attached before step 1 from the insides - it's up to you.

Step 4

Triple Pedestal Farmhouse Bench

Now add the bottom to the pedestals.

Step 5

Triple Pedestal Farmhouse Bench

And finally the feet.

Step 6

Triple Pedestal Farmhouse Bench

Thread through center stretcher and attach pedestals to center stretcher.

Step 7

Triple Pedestal Farmhouse Bench

Build top first with pocket holes.

Step 8

Triple Pedestal Farmhouse Bench

Attach pedestal bases to the top and you are done with one bench!

Finishing Instructions

Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.

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Dinning table & Bench

Beautiful & Sturdy ~~~ wish I would have had this when all my 7 children where growing up.

posted by Lea J (not verified) | on Mon, 2013-01-14 15:00

pdf version

love this plan but i can't seem to get the pdf file,, all i get is computer garbage... please help.. i need to build this

posted by randy fitzgerald (not verified) | on Mon, 2013-01-14 15:05

Planing boards?

The instructions never mention planing the 2x4s or any of the other boards that don't come totally square. Do you (or anyone else that builds!) plane your 2x4s or use them as-is with the slight angled/rounded edges on the corners? The boards in the pictures always look totally square, but it is hard to tell without close-up shots!

posted by Adrienne (not verified) | on Mon, 2013-01-14 17:54

First time build

We love this table and plan to build it ASAP but wondering - what's the best way to make it 36x96" to accommodate our space?

posted by Daphness85 | on Sun, 2014-03-16 13:35

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