Construct a DIY wooden bench with a chevron high and straightforward field body base. The chevron bench high element is gorgeous for a eating bench or entryway bench! 

Add extra chevron (aka damaged herringbone) model to your house with a chevron wooden barn door, a straightforward chevron backyard trellis, a chevron wooden ceiling, or a pieced wooden fashionable chevron headboard.  

DIY wood bench plans with stained chevron top and white painted box leg base

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DIY Chevron Wooden Bench with Straightforward Field Leg Base

Hello, it’s Amy from Hertoolbelt again with one other construct plan.

This wooden chevron bench, with a pieced stained wooden high, will look nice at your eating desk, on the finish of your mattress, in your entryway, or anyplace else you want a bit of additional seating.

I like the look of the country chevron high, and this DIY bench is a good addition to a farmhouse model or a extra fashionable model with the glossy legs.

I used pine for the highest chevron, which may simply be switched for any wooden sort that you just like (reclaimed lumber would look superior).

You’ll be able to simply customise the look of this bench with varied stain colours and paint colours.

solid wood bench with DIY stained chevron wood top and white painted wood box leg base

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This chevron bench is impressed by an excellent cute bench from West Elm that’s not accessible.

Their model had metallic legs/body, however my model sports activities all wooden legs to make the constructing course of easy and cheaper.

The legs for this bench have been modified a little bit to make a sturdier rectangle finish with a extra fashionable field body model.

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Learn how to Construct a DIY Wooden Bench with Chevron Prime

The printable woodworking plan accommodates all the small print to construct your personal DIY wooden bench like this for an estimated lumber price of below $50!

The chevron high appears intricate however can be a easy pieced wooden high for starting woodworkers. You’ll be able to construct it from 1×3 or 1×4 lumber, or no matter you have got available.

The two×2 bench base is very easy to construct, and you would use simply a few boards for the highest in case you favor a quicker bench seat.

unfinished wood box frame legs for DIY bench

Instruments Wanted

You’ll want a compound miter noticed, brad nailer, and drill/driver to construct this plus a desk noticed or round noticed with edge information in case you select to tear any boards to width to assist straighten out the sides of a budget pine furring boards (like I did).

Learn extra about selecting straight boards and ripping your personal boards.

You’ll additionally want a Kreg Jig pocket gap jig to assemble bench base body and a countersink drill bit for attaching the chevron high to the bottom. A rafter sq. is non-compulsory however at all times useful!

Bench Dimensions

The 4-foot bench is constructed to straightforward 18” bench peak. Completed dimensions: 48” W x 15” D x 18” H.

DIY wood bench dimensions and plans

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Ending the Chevron Wooden Bench

After you’ve adopted the woodworking plans to construct the bench base and chevron high, you’ll dry match the bench high to the bench, then stain earlier than attaching the highest.

unfinished DIY wood bench with chevron wood top

After filling in cracks and blemishes and sanding each items clean, I completed the bench with a golden oak high and white painted base.

  1. I primed the bottom with paint primer then painted it with white latex paint.
  2. I stained the chevron high with Minwax golden oak and adopted that with Minwax aged oak so as to add a little bit definition within the cracks and outline the chevron sample.  The aged oak made the highest barely darker that I hoped, so I let the stain dry in a single day and evenly sanded the darkish from the floor of the pine and reapplied a lightweight coat of golden oak.
  3. I let the stain dry and utilized a coat of Minwax semi-gloss polyurethane to guard the floor.


modern wood DIY bench with chevron top and white legs

For a special model, you would paint the bottom to appear to be metallic and stain the highest in a extra aged farmhouse end like this.

You can too use our favourite colour washing approach to stain the wooden any colour you want (or regulate the stain colour like Cassity did on the barn door child gate).

For fewer pungent fumes, you possibly can even make your personal DIY stains!


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Printable Plans To Build An Easy DIY Wood Bench With Box Frame And Chevron Pieced Top, Remodelaholic


Printed 08 Oct 2016 // Up to date 07 Mar 2021

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