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Second, free plans are free for a reason; they are not usually the best plans. However, this is not always the case, as you can find some great plans for free. When you buy woodworking plans from a reputable place, you can be sure that quality of plans is not an issue. You can trust their accuracy and have confidence in them while building out your project.


I have been wanting to add outdoor seating to my deck.  My deck is long and narrow, standard outdoor furniture sets won’t fit as intended.  So ‘outdoor seating’ has been on my to build list for a while.  I went to a DIY conference called Haven during the summer.  The great folks at Ryobi challenged the attendees to build one of four projects, for a contest.   You know I’m a sucker for contests, just the kick in the pants I need to get it done.  One of the projects is an outdoor sofa designed by Ana White.


Spring is here and the smell of fresh cut grass is in the air. Life just feels better this time of the year. A few pieces of outdoor furniture makes it all more enjoyable. But STOP! Don’t even think about buying pre-made, overpriced imported furniture. Instead, MAKE IT! The best way to enjoy the great outdoors is by making your very own outdoor furniture. Making instead of buying is incredibly rewarding. Not only will you save money buy building instead of buying but you might learn something you didn’t already know. All you need is a couple every day tools. So if you have a couple hours and feel like getting something done, lets build some furniture! You can download the sketchup file I used by clicking here.


Since my space was limited, I wanted my outdoor seating to be a couch with a chaise for relaxing.  I also wanted the chaise part to kick out and become conversational seating.  The full 3 cushion sofa wouldn’t fit in the area that I wanted the seating, so I shrunk it to a love seat.  I pretty much followed Ana’s plans with a few adjustments.  You can download Ana’s plans from the Ryobi Nation site, but you have to have a free account.


So designed a coffee table to match the 2x4 sofa and sectional styling, again using all 2x4s. Again, only a drill and a saw needed - no Kreg Jig required.  Now I love my Kreg Jig to pieces.  It is an amazing tool and I believe everyone should have one.  But I like to do projects too that don't require a Kreg Jig for people just getting into woodworking, and not ready to invest in all the tools just yet.  If you have a Kreg Jig, you can certainly use it on this project to hide screws as well.


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This step by step diy project is about 2×4 bench plans. If you want to build a beautiful wooden bench with backrest for your garden, using just 2x4s, we recommend you to check out this project. Any person with basic woodworking skills can get the job done in just a few days. Don’t forget to take a look over the rest of the indoor and outdoor projects and to adjust the design and size of the bench to suit your needs.


Anthony Fowler November 18, 2015 at 10:59 am Hey, I’ve fallen into a gig where I teach woodworking to kids with special needs. We just built your bench with some cedar I found in the school’s basement, and are about to start these. I have to thank you – the plans are clear and easy enough that I can use them with minimal modifications and the kids were SO excited when they finished the benches. It’s been a great thing for them. I think we’ll be putting our furniture in the playground, as there’s nowhere to sit at the moment. Cheers.


Hey, I’ve fallen into a gig where I teach woodworking to kids with special needs. We just built your bench with some cedar I found in the school’s basement, and are about to start these. I have to thank you – the plans are clear and easy enough that I can use them with minimal modifications and the kids were SO excited when they finished the benches. It’s been a great thing for them. I think we’ll be putting our furniture in the playground, as there’s nowhere to sit at the moment. Cheers.


If you liked the design, you should take a look over this step by step tutorial project. This bench is built entirely using 2x4s but it is a little narrower. However, all the techniques used are similar to the ones required for the plans shown above.


Jay Bates July 8, 2013 at 1:40 pm Hello! Yes, you can widen the chairs. It uses the same base design as my 4′ bench plans. I have a set of benches on my porch that are 5′ long from this plan. So, use any width you want! Just adjust for the appropriate slat size.


Tony September 28, 2013 at 6:04 pm Jay, great projects. Quite talented. Now, let me try to emulate. Retired from the military, so lots of time to work on projects. Thanks for sharing your expertise and plans. v/r, Tony


The shopping list is provided in the FREE plans. The project is made out of 2×6, 1×6, 2×4, and 1×4 boards. All of the supplies can be found at your local Home Depot building supply store.


jason September 2, 2015 at 10:07 pm Hey Jay. I been building these for a year or so now. Thanks for all the plans. I ripped out some old growth redwood from a deck that was 50 years old. Planed it and it’s gorgeous wood. I will send you pics of my twist on these chairs. I connect them, instead of having two inside arms it’s a table that connects them. I’ve built 2 out out store bought pine … but this old growth redwood will look awesome. Where you want me to send pics once done?


Hubert Osborn January 31, 2016 at 6:39 pm My wife wanted a bench and wanted it with arms. I built the chair, wider. Worked great. Thanks for the plans.


Just did mine today. Half cedar, half redwood. Wood is so expensive. Gonna try a 3 seat bench and paint gray/blue next, out of pine to save some dough. Love it tho. Need some plans for a washer/dryer pedestal now. I need to do that.


Hi Pete, Thanks for the plans I just finished my first one. I was wondering where everyone is getting the 2x cedar, I can get 1x at home depot but no 2x material. I used lumber from a band-saw mill and had a lot of work to get the material to size,I live in Rochester NY and any help with where to get the cedar would be great.


I’ve built four of these now. A couple for myself and some presents to family. I made a few changes, using all 2x instead of 1x. I also made it out of pine instead of cedar. It’s cheaper, and much sturdier now. One downfall, it’s a lot heavier. So thanks Pete for the plans, it’s a great build and an awesome bench.


Today, I’m going to give you adirondack chair plans so you can actually build your own. So let’s recap, not only is it comfortable but you can also build it at minimal cost. Does it get any better?


So if you are wanting to create a nice little space to relax in, this is a good place to start. The plans are free and in an easily printable format. Just imagine, you can watch the sun go down in your backyard in your new homemade, comfortable chair.


And even though this design is considered advanced, with a little help, beginners might be able to accomplish this project from these plans as well. So take a chance and try it. You might just end up with a great place to sit at the end of a hard day.


So if you are looking for something relaxing, what else would mesh well with this chair? You guessed it, a place to kick up your feet. These plans offer this amazing chair and a killer footstool too.


Hello! Yes, you can widen the chairs. It uses the same base design as my 4′ bench plans. I have a set of benches on my porch that are 5′ long from this plan. So, use any width you want! Just adjust for the appropriate slat size.