Farmhouse Truss Beam Bench

4x4 bench

Hey All!

I figured it was about time to post about the matching Farmhouse Truss Beam Bench  that was made to go with the 4x4 Farmhouse table I made at Christmas. Just like the Table, this bench was scaled down from the original plans done from Shanty-2-Chic and Ana White.

I absolutely love the way it turned out and I have to say that it is a must have to get the overall effect of the Table. The other great thing about this bench is that it doesn't have to just be made to fit in with a Dining Table. You can scale it down even more then I did and use it as a bench for an entrance way or even use it outside. 

The Original plans from this bench can be found here, and are for having the bench at 87" in total length. However, since I scaled my dining table down to fit into my space, I also had to scale this bench down as well.  The only measurements that changed for this was the middle 4" x 4" beam, the 2 - 2" x 4" and the 2" x 8"s used for the seating. The rest of the measurements remained the same. 

Make sure you read through the instructions and look over the plans fully before you start your project. Check out the “Before You Start” page for more on tool information, tips & tricks. Always stay safe and wear all safety protection. It is always best to make your cuts as you go and as they say, measure twice and cut once.

If you have any questions just ask away!




Shopping List

2 - 4" x 4" x 8'

1 - 2" x 4" x 12' (can get this cut in half)

1 - 2" x 8" x 12' (can get this cut in half)

1 - 2"x 10" x 3' (if you don't have this laying around from scrap from the table, you can just use scrap 2" x 8" pieces instead)

2 1/2" Pocket Screws


Cut List

2 - 4" x 4" @ 13 1/2"

4 - 4" x 4" @ 13 1/4" (LONG point to LONG point, both ends cut at 10 degrees off square, parallel)

2 - 4x4 @ 8" (LONG point to LONG point, both ends cut at 10 degrees off square NOT parallel)

1 - 4x4 @ 50"

2 - 2x4 @ 50"

2 - 2x8 @ 53.5"

2 - 2x8 @ 14 1/2"

Tools Needed



Measuring Tape








Paint Brush


Wood Glue

Kreg Jig HD


Shop Towels


Rubber Gloves


Safety Glasses


Ear Plugs


Face Mask for when sanding

The Step-by-Step

Too see the plans and Step-by-Step for the full sized bench Head on over to Ana White's post

First we are going to build the two legs using the 4" x  4" @ 13 1/2", 4" x 4"  @ 13 1/4", and 4" x 4" @ 8" & your Kreg Jig HD, Don't forget to use your wood glue!


Next we are going to attach the 4" x 4" @ 50" & the 2" x 4" @ 50" Supports

Using the Kreg Jig, drill  1 1/2" pocket holes in the 2" x 8". Using the 2 1/2" Pocket screws attach the boards together.

Lastly, attach the top of the bench to the legs using 2 1/2" screws from underneath through the 2" x 4" boards

With that done you can finish the bench the way you want to. Do not forget to give everything a very good sanding. 


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