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Easy As 1-2-3: Woodworking Bench Plans

Have you ever admired bamboo-covered furniture and given thought to how it is built and created? We are going to give you a sample of our woodworking plans buy showing how to construct you own bamboo-covered bench.

We like to recommend starting out with a project like this because it is much easier to assemble for the woodworking novice than many other projects. If you want to Do It Yourself and have never built anything before, this is just the project for you.

If you ever talk to DIY enthusiasts, they will generally all agree that once you have conquered a few of the very basics of woodworking, the rest will fall into place. You see, regardless what you are building: furniture, toys, shelves, dog houses, bird houses, etc., the very same rules and principles apply to all these other areas. So, it really doesn’t have to be that hard to build anything you set your mind to, as long as your woodworking plans are high quality and explain the basics.

Your bench woodworking plans should first and foremost list the materials and tools needed for the job. Since we are making a bamboo-covered bench, you would need bamboo flooring(not real bamboo but rather synthetic), a large sheet of fiberboard, and a smaller sheet of fiberboard to cover the legs of the bench. You will want to acquire some pine board as well, this being used for the bench itself.

The tools needed are quite simple. A regular hand saw for the smaller items and a large miter saw for the larger boards.

If you are just starting out, screws, nails,and a hammer are necessary for fastening. If you are going to stay with woodworking, investing in a screw gun and a nail gun will save your time and sweat.

Starting out first, you want to build a box from the fiber board. This will serve as your bench seat. It will be rectangular in shape, having both long and short sides.

The length of the bench will be governed by the long sides. At this point nail 2 stringers in between the long sides, spaced equally. In each corner of the box, nail small board to form a square.

The spaces created by the square boards just cut and assembled should match the dimensions of the legs. To ensure the stability of the bench, you may want to add a fifth leg in the middle. You don’t want someone to break this masterpiece you have been working on.

You will now want to build the legs. First measure the square spaces and make your fiberboard legs to fit that space. Add some wood glue to the legs before permanently fastening. This will make your connections much stronger and stable.

Now you are ready to add the bamboo covering to the bench. First, brush on some light adhesive on the bench surface, cut the bamboo covering to measurements of the bench parts and firmly attach. After the glue has set up, you’re done. You have a very unique bamboo-covered work of art.

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