DIY Industrial Corbel Dining Bench

I’m back with the free plans to the DIY Industrial Corbel Dining Bench. It is the perfect match to the Industrial Corbel Dining Table but it could also stand alone! Click HERE to take a tour of my Dining Room!

This bench is an easy build and I built it for less than $40 in lumber. So, let’s get down to business and build this bad boy!

You can download the FREE Printable Plans HERE and follow along in the tutorial below!

I used my table saw to rip the rounded edges off of every 2×4 board, making them 3″ wide. This will make the laminated boards seamless and give a smooth finish to the bench top. If you choose not to rip your edges, make sure to modify the measurements accordingly. You can watch our “How to Rip Edges” video HERE!

The first step is to cut the leg pieces, glue two pieces together and clamp them overnight to dry.

I made all of my cuts then, I used my miter saw to cut the top corners off the top and bottom end supports and the feet. Refer to the cut list for the exact spots to cut.

Tip: The feet are short so the best way to cut the corners off is to first, make the corner cut

Then, cut the foot.

Once I made the cuts, I used my Kreg Jig to drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes into the ends of the bottom runner. You can find our favorite Kreg Jig model HERE on Amazon.

Then, I attached the runner to the end supports with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws and wood glue. Make sure that the pocket holes will be on the bottom side of the runner and that the flat (non-mitered) side of the end supports are on the same side as the pocket holes.

I drilled 1 1/2″ pocket hole screws into the foot pieces and attached them to the supports with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws and wood glue.

Here is the bottom base assembled.

With the bottom base assembly upside down, apply wood glue to each end of the support and the foot.

Then, attach a foot pad to each end. I used my Ryobi Airstrike 18 gauge nailer with 1 1/4″ brad nails.

Center the legs on the top of the supports. Attach the legs with 2 1/2″ wood screws and wood glue. Drill the screws from the bottom side of the base and into the legs.

Now for the top support assembly. Cut the top support pieces and drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes at the ends of each runner. Then attach the runners to the top end support pieces with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws and wood glue. Refer to the plans for the exact placement of each runner.

Both runners attached. Note: the flat (non-mitered) side of the end supports is on the same side as the pocket holes.

Here is the top support assembly completed.

Attach the top support assembly to the top of the legs with 2 1/2″ wood screws and wood glue. Drill through the top of the supports and into the legs. Center the legs on the top supports as noted in the plans.

Now for the planked bench top. Drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes into the planks. Refer to the plans for the pocket hole placement. Attach the planks together with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws.

Measure and cut the breadboards to size and attach them to the ends of the bench, through the pocket holes in the planks, with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws.

To attach the planked top to the bench base, center the base on the planked top and attach it with 2 1/2″ wood screws. Drill from the bottom of the runners into the bench top.

Attach at the top supports, as well.

Attach a craft board to the four, bottom supports. Use 5/8″ brad nails and wood glue. The bottom craft boards should be flush with the legs.

Attach the remaining craft boards on top of the bottom craft boards and against the lets. Use 5/8″ brad nails and wood glue.

Cut the corbel pieces to size and attach them to the center of the craft boards. Attach them with 1 1/4″ brad nails and wood glue, attaching them about 1/2″ from each edge.

I applied one coat of Briarsmoke Stain by Varathane! You can find it HERE on Amazon (or on the stain isle at many Home Depot’s). Check out our “How to Stain” video HERE!

That was it!

Here’s all of the info on the rest of the pieces in this room!

DIY Coffee Cabinet: HERE

DIY Chunky Shelves: HERE

DIY Plate Rack: Free plans coming soon!

DIY Herringbone Wall Treatment: HERE

Chairs: HERE

DIY Dining Table: HERE

Table Runner: HERE

Bread Bowl on Table: Gift from friends

Vases: HERE

Stems: HERE

Chandelier: HERE

Curtains: HERE

Rug: HERE

Paint Colors: Wall – Soft Stones by Valspar; Trim – Ivory Lace by Valspar

Flooring: HERE