Rustic Bench Plans

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Rustic Aspen

Rustic Aspen Bench
Plans, and Instructions.

Aspen Wood

Look for aspen trees that are
tightly grouped, this way they
grow tall and straight.

Choose the aspens that are
suitable for this project,
approximately four inches
in diameter for support rails,
and three inch for the rest of
the rustic bench project.

Wood cut to length

Lengths Needed

4- 56 inches rails

22-15 inch seat rests

2-22 inch arm rests

2-29 inch back braces

4-24 inch legs

2-11 inch horizontal
leg braces

1-10 inch back upright

2 -56 inch crossed rear leg

Bench Seat Area

Assemble the seat area first,
Choose two matching rails,
start in the centre and work
outward. Nail each seat rest
into place.

Assembled seat area

Assemble Legs

Place the assembled seat area
on something to make it 16
inches high.

Stand the two legs upright,
between the two seating end

Place the 11 inch cross support
piece between the legs.

Slide the cross piece up
between the two leg pieces
until the legs unit will fit
snug between the seat unit.

Mark this level with a pencil,
remove the legs and cross

Using the pencil mark as a
guide assemble the leg unit

Connect the assembled leg
unit to the seating area,
aim for a height of the
seat at 16 inches.

Add the hand rails, and
back top rail, upright
brace and diagonal braces.

Turn the bench over and
add the two back leg
diagonal braces.


With a very sharp hatchet,
cut away all bumps, bending,
and imperfections,
straighten the wood before


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