Woven back bench

Submitted by JoshMonroe on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 15:30

I started building a different bench, but I decided halfway through that I didn't like my design. I found this, and loved it, so I modified my partially built bench to incorporate the woven back design. I substituted in a few mortise and tenon joints for strength, and used either kreg or waterproof glue for the non-structural joints. The seat bottom is made from 2x4's I resawed in half. I also rounded over the edges of the 'Y' pieces, which I think makes it look a bit more like they're woven together. Thanks for the plans, this is a great addition to my front porch!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Construction 2x4's
Finish Used
None yet, will be painted.
Recommended Skill Level



Wed, 05/01/2013 - 05:35

Beautiful build! I love the details such as the edges of the Y pieces as you said. It definite adds more dimension and the curves on the arms as well!


Wed, 05/01/2013 - 11:01

Thanks! I saw a cabinet in a book on wood finishing that had adjoining edges routed like that. It looked so good there, I decided to try it here, and I'm glad I did!

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