Farmhouse Bench

Submitted by tsibiga on Mon, 06/20/2011 - 09:59

I built the farmhouse table and needed a farmhouse bench to match. The building plan helped make it so simple and I couldn't have done it without the inspiration of Ana White. I used leftover 4x4"s for the legs and then pretty much followed everything else that the building plan said.

I've tried to document better at:…

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Framing Lumber and 4x4" Fir
Finish Used
I distressed the wood a little bit and then used Dark Walnut stain and a couple coats of Poly.
Recommended Skill Level



Thu, 06/30/2011 - 04:48

After building it, I realized that this would make a great bench anywhere. I could easily see this as an outdoor bench, around the pool, around a picnic table, along a deck, anywhere.


Sun, 10/02/2011 - 21:05

It looks so beautiful with your table, great job! I am looking to build a bench for my counter/bar. Do you think it would work to build it counter height? I am totally new to building and building a bench for my counter is my first priority.


Mon, 10/03/2011 - 05:46

Thanks for the great comments! I think you could totally make this at as a counter height bench (approximately 24"). I would be a little worried that if it was too long it could topple over easily. So if you had about a 60" length to cover, I would probably build two 30" benches that can butt up to one another.

One other thought is to make some stools.....I posted some of those from an ana-white plan as well for you to check out;

Hope that helps....let me know if you have other questions.



Wed, 02/15/2012 - 18:14

Tommy, I appreciate your helpful comments. Like how I just got it today, some priority in getting the bench done! =) I am getting back it now however.... So, I love the stools you made! I am trying however to limit the amount of things (stools/chairs) that my little kids can push around the kitchen. I am considering the two smaller benches at counter height. If I could do one at 24" tall do you think 55" would be too long? I was thinking it would be good to put supports across the length (maybe 10" or 12" from the floor?) to help stability and to use for little ones climbing up. If that makes since? Anyway thanks for your help I really appreciate it!

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