Easy DIY Industrial Farmhouse Bench

Build this easy DIY industrial farmhouse bench with structural lumber with these full tutorial and plans. This bench is perfect for indoors or outdoors and is a great beginner woodworking project!

Easy DIY industrial farmhouse bench with throw pillow

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Isn’t it amazing how inspiration is everywhere!

Like this bench.

I first saw it in a park. It didn’t quite look like this though – it was all wood, not as chunky, painted green, and sadly, falling apart.

But I thought the lines looked cool! Especially the legs and the crossbar, and it would be fun to build a similar bench.

That is how this bench came about!

Close up of DIY industrial style bench

I decided to use all structural lumber to give a chunky look and replaced the crossbar with chains for that industrial feel.

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Materials needed 

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The bench is 17½” tall, 45″ wide, and 11″ wide. You can download the plans by clicking below.

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Let’s get building!

How to build an industrial farmhouse bench

Step 1 – Make the cuts

Marking cuts for tapered legs for the DIY industrial style bench

Cut lumber to size per the cut list in the plans. Details of how to cut the U-shaped piece are in the plans. To cut the tapered legs, mark and draw the taper line.

Tapered legs cut for DIY industrial style bench

Cut along this line using a table saw, Jigsaw or a circular saw. I used my circular saw. 

 Step 2 – Assemble bench top

Building bench top for the Industrial style bench

Assemble the bench top using wood glue and 2 ½” pocket hole screws. Make sure the two boards are level.

Step 3 – Attach legs and chain support

Attaching legs to the bench top using pocket hole screws

Attach legs to the bench top with wood glue and 2 ½” pocket hole screws.

Attaching the center piece of the DIY industrial style bench

Also, attach the U-shaped piece to the middle of the bench top using wood glue and 2½” pocket hole screws.

Step 4 – Prepare the bench and chains.

spray painting chains to use in the Industrial bench

Fill all pocket holes, sand, and stain and/or paint, and finish as desired. I stained the bench with Varathane’s Briarsmoke and spray painted the chain hardware matte black.

Step 5 – Attach chains

Close up of the chain on the DIY Industrial style bench

Attach chains from the legs to the side of the U-shaped piece. The screw hook is 1″ from the bottom edge of the U-piece and 6″ from the bottom of the leg.

That’s it!

Simple and easy!

Don’t forget to download the plans by clicking below. 

GET THE PRINTABLE PLANS

The best thing about this bench is that it can be used indoors or outdoors. It makes a great entryway bench, dining bench or a bench out in the backyard. Don’t you love versatile furniture like that?!

DIY industrial farmhouse bench with text overlay

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Easy DIY Industrial Farmhouse Bench

Yield: 1 Industrial farmhouse bench
Active Time: 1 day
Additional Time: 1 day
Total Time: 2 days
Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Cost: $40

Build this easy DIY industrial farmhouse bench with structural lumber. This bench is perfect for indoors or outdoors and is a great beginner woodworking project!

Instructions

    1. Cut lumber to size per the cut list in the plans. Details of how to cut the U-shaped piece are in the plans. To cut the tapered legs, mark and draw the taper line.
    2. Assemble the bench top using wood glue and 2 ½" pocket hole screws. Make sure the two boards are level.
    3. Attach legs to the bench top with wood glue and 2 ½" pocket hole screws.
    4. Attach the U-shaped piece to the middle of the bench top using wood glue and 2½" pocket hole screws.
    5. Fill all pocket holes, sand, and stain and/or paint, and finish as desired.
    6. Attach chains from the legs to the side of the U-shaped piece. The screw hook is 1" from the bottom edge of the U-piece and 6" from the bottom of the leg.
    7. Spray paint the chain hardware matte black before attaching to the bench.
    8. That's it!

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5 Comments

    1. Thank you so much Tracy!!

  1. The chain really makes this bench unique! Love it.

    xo Dianne

  2. Anika, this is such a beautiful bench! Thanks for sharing at our TGHWG DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Link Party. I pinned this! Hope to see you again Wednesday!

  3. So nice! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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