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DIY 2 in 1 Coffee Table Bench

DIY 2 in 1 Coffee Table Bench

Paige Hemmis is providing you the specific measurements you need to make your very own two in one coffee table bench at home.
Materials
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Screws
  • Door Hinges
Have your hardware store pre-cut boards to:
  • 4- 2x4s @ 41"
  • 1 - 2x2 @ 41"
  • 8 - 2x4s @ 16 1/2"
  • 4 - 2x4s @ 15"
  • 2 - 2x4s @ 5 1/2"
  • 2 - 2x4s @ 15"
  • 4 - 1x8s @ 48"
  • 2 - 1x3s @ 48"
  • 2 - 2x4s @ 9 1/2"


Directions

1. Attach the top middle 2x4 brace (41") and the bottom middle 2x2 (41") brace to the side 2x4s (16 1/2") along with wood glue. There should be a 3/4" spacing at the top of the seat back.

2. Assemble the side arms by attaching the top side 2x4 brace (16 1/2") and the front side 2x4 (5 1/2") brace together with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. Repeat this step to create two side arms.

3. Attach the bottom side 2x4 brace (15") to finish the side arm on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. Repeat this step for both side arms.

4. Attach the two 1x8 (48") bench seat supports to the top bench using wood screws/brad nails and wood glue. The 1x6 boards will be flush with the outside of the bench.

5. Attach the middle 1x3 (48") bench seat support to the top bench using wood screws/brad nails and wood glue. There should be a spacing of 1/4 of an inch in between boards.

6. Assemble bottom half of the bench by attaching the top middle 2x4 brace (41") and the bottom middle 2x4 (41") brace to the side 2x4s (16 1/2") using a on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. The bottom 2x4 should be placed faced down instead of right side up for the bottom bench half. The top should be inset by 3/4" like the top bench.

7. Assemble the side arms for the bottom half of the bench by attaching the top side 2x4 brace (15") and the front side 2x4 (15") brace to the (17 1/4") 2x4 using on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. Repeat this step to create two side arms.

8. Assemble the side arms for the bottom half of the bench by attaching the top side 2x4 brace (15") and the front side 2x4 (15") brace to the (17 1/4") 2x4 using a on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. Repeat this step to create two side arms.

9. Attach the two side arms to the bottom bench back support using on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue.

10. Attach the (41") 2x4 to the existing bottom bench using a on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. The 41" 2x4 should be inset 1 1/2" from the outside of the bench.

11. Attach the (9 1/2") 2x4 braces to the existing bottom bench using on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue.

12. Attach the (48") 1x8 boards to the bottom bench using wood screws and wood glue.

13. Attach the (48") 1x3 board2 to the bottom bench using wood screws and wood glue. There should be a 1/4" spacing in between boards.

14. Add hardware to combine top and bottom bench together

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