Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Farmhouse Bench Video and Plans

This bench is the same design I sell along with my farm tables. For those of you that are new to my website and YouTube channel, I am a furniture maker. I have a small basement workshop where I build many different projects. For income, I make and sell farm tables and other pieces of furniture. My best seller is a traditional farmhouse table with turned legs, reclaimed wood top and a distressed painted finish. It has been a great seller and created many opportunities for me in the form of content for my channel, a set of plans and income from sales. My tables where a hit from the start and shortly after getting started customers started requesting a bench in a similar style. This is the very design that I sell to my customers. It is simple, quick to make and built from common materials. It's a great add on item to an order that adds only a small amount of addition work to an order for it's return. Whether you are looking for a simple bench for your home, as a gift or as a source for additional income, this bench is a great way to go. My customers use them with farm tables, by their front door, as coffee tables, on porches and just about everywhere else you can imagine.

As a woodworking project, I would call this a beginner project for the handy person. There's multiple ways to go about building the bench, but you could get by with a jigsaw and drill. The best simple set of tools that would be good to have would be a miter saw, drill, jig saw and a table saw. If you don't have a table saw, you could alter the plan and buy a ready piece of lumber to substitute for the bench rails. Regardless of your method, you'll come out with a piece of furniture that you are proud of. While a set of plans will be used, each person's bench will come out unique in the fact that different wood is used, different colors, sizes and not to mention alterations to the design. I look forward to seeing what you come up with, good luck. Here's the video! 

Here's some more videos you may enjoy!

Farm Table Build- https://youtu.be/FrK9ValzlE8
Another Bench- https://youtu.be/f7WtgP9Heho
And another Bench- https://youtu.be/nnzdtIAwdJY
Distessed Painted Furniture- https://youtu.be/o9SMorrVk5E

Interested in building both a table and bench, here's a link to both. http://www.thehomesteadcraftsman.com/p/plans.html


  1. Hey, another post, I was wondering when you would post again. I check back every week to make sure I don't miss anything, I also subscribe to your YouTube channel. I understand that you are a busy guy, so I hope this comment doesn't come across in a negative way. I appreciate what you do and the information you share.

    1. Thank you, my long term goal is to do more articles on varied topics when time allows. For now I use posts for when I update something on the site, new furniture plans for example. As things progress I'd like to feature other peoples projects, videos, cool topics and whatever else makes sense. Thanks for checking in. HC

    2. Sounds good, I think Jay Bates has a similar setup on his site, I really like it. I have dabbled with the idea of taking pictures and following my experiences building some of your projects. If I do that, I could send you the photos as well as an article talking about my experience. Is that the kind of thing you are interested in?