123 A Simple Bench
I came across a picture of this very simple bench. The bench is small enough that it would fit nicely in an entrance way and great place to sit and put on or take off your outdoor footwear.
The design consists of only four parts and a total of seven pieces so the bench project could easily be completed in a weekend with the exception of the final finishing. This would make a great getting started in woodworking project as well as providing you with a very useful piece of furniture.
The seat braces lock to the end panels which in turn locks the whole bench together. Assembly of the bench is also simple with counter-bored woodscrews and plugs to cover the screw heads. Constructed out of pine so the cost of construction will be minimal.
If you’re thinking of using this as an outdoor project I would suggest using 5/4 decking such as cedar or even a composite material to help withstand the elements. Either way enjoy your shop time.
Enjoy you new Bench!