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DIY Furniture ~ Triple Pedestal Bench

Hey there!  I am SO excited that I have benches to match my new Triple Pedestal Farmhouse Table!

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Thanks to Ana White and her awesome PLANS, I was able to build two of these 9-foot bad boys for $90 total!

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So, the grand total for my Triple Pedestal Farmhouse Table and Benches is…. $215!  Click HERE for the Triple Pedestal Farmhouse Table Plans!

You can get the plans for the Triple Pedestal Farmhouse Bench Plans from Ana HERE and you can follow along my build for pointers below;)

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I assembled the legs with Gorilla Glue wood glue.  The steps to build the legs are the exact same as the table (just smaller) so this was a piece of cake!

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The decorative arches were a bit tedious (there are 24 for 2 benches!!!) but they were easy and they really make the whole piece!

Now for the seats:)

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I couldn’t have built this with out my Kreg Jig!  It is a lifesaver and makes every piece of furniture not only easier to build but super sturdy!  It will more than pay for itself with this dining set!

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Assembling the frame with Kreg Jig pocket holes and screws.

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Frames done…EASY!

bench-seatsI also used my Kreg Jig to built the panels for the inside of the frames.  Make sure to measure and cut as you go for the best accuracy.  I also dry-fit my panels in the frames before attaching all of the boards.

I stained all of the pieces before assembling the top to the legs!

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I chose one of our favorites, Rust-Oleum Early American, to stain the table and the benches!  I painted it on with a bristle brush and wiped away after about 5 minutes.  Temperature can vary set-time.  For colder weather, wait a little longer before wiping.

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I followed with one coat of Rust-Oleum Polyurethane in satin!

After letting the pieces dry, I brought them in the house and assembled the seats to the legs!

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I’m so in LOVE with my dining set!   With a little elbow grease and awesome plans, I now have a gorgeous dining set for only $215!  There is plenty of room for our family of 5 to sit with guests over and fit comfortably:)

DIY-Furniture-BenchMy kids love to spread out and do their homework and artwork and I love that I don’t have to worry about them ruining an expensive piece of furniture!  This set goes to show that you don’t need to pay expensive retail prices to have beautiful, well-built furniture in your home!

What’s on your DIY building wish list?

Thanks so much for stopping by:)

~Ashley

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38 Comments

  1. kristina on October 13, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    I would like my benches to slide in completely under the table. But i think with the build the legs wouldn’t allow that. Would the bench still be strong enough if I moved the legs in just enough so that the bench would slide all the way in?? I need that extra room!!!

  2. markowitz on April 19, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Any idea how much each piece weighs?

  3. Matthew N Kristin Stevens on March 23, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    We are having trouble making the arches for the benches, any tips on how and what you used?

  4. Sarella Kelly on September 18, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Hi – the cut list is for both benches ? We decided to make just 1 bench and do chairs on the other side. Just trying to get correct list of materials needed for 1 bench. Thanks!

  5. Thomas Subjak on April 10, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Anybody make any sort of chairs for the ends of the table? I really like it overall, but especially with older relatives sitting on a bench may not be the most comfortable for everyone. Looking at making this for our new house we will be closing on in May, but I have to work out all the kinks before I get approval from my better half. 🙂 I’m also planning to make it 2/3 length with sliders for a leaf and a removable center leg. It’ll add some cost for sure, but seeing as how there are only three of us currently, for daily use it may be kind of overwhelming having such an awesomely huge table. 🙂

  6. saebutler on March 18, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Hi! I finished the table and am about to start on the bench…yay! I should have stained the boards before I connected with kreg jig, as now you can see unstained white wood. Any recommendations as how to stain in the small cracks? just kind of bothers me 🙂 thanks!

    • Shanty2Chic on March 18, 2014 at 8:16 pm

      Hi! That’s so exciting! We use foam brushes and roller and I dab a bunch of stain on the cracks until the wood soaks it up. Hope this helps!

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  8. brent on April 28, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Can anyone verify the table dimensions? A link to the drawings shows 17.5″ wide and 18″ high but this does not seem to make sense.

  9. Amy Huntley on April 21, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    I love these!!

  10. Daniel Wayne Shank Sr. on March 9, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Great seat for my Grand kids better then chairs. Looks great and soeasy to build. I used Oak plywood for top and white wood for legs also for band on plywood pickeled the bot and stained the top..

  11. Lauren Johnson on March 8, 2013 at 1:42 am

    How has it held up over time? It seems like there’s more glue than screws. Is it strong enough?

    • Shanty2Chic on March 8, 2013 at 6:42 am

      Great! My daughter stands on the top everyday:/. Where there is glue, there is also nails. The glue is incredibly strong, I have messed up on a build before and the glue had already dried. I couldn’t get the wood apart and had to start over.

  12. Dennis on March 1, 2013 at 2:35 am

    I really like these kind of furniture. it makes your home warm and liveable…

    found some furniture like this at

    http://www.bombaycompany.com/

  13. disqus_NGopcGGmJI on February 1, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    How many do you think that you could comfortably sit at this table? How many on each bench? I am in need of a new table but we have a few kids?

    • Shanty2Chic on February 1, 2013 at 2:37 pm

      5 average sized adults per bench! As far as kids… My hubby says a full baseball team;)

  14. love seat on January 18, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    This is
    a fantastic idea for a craft workspace or even for a large family dinner.
    It’s amazing what you can do for your home with fun D.I.Y. projects.

  15. Melissa on January 17, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Love what you have created! What type of wood did you use?

    • Shanty2Chic on January 17, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      Thank you Melissa. I used 2×4’s and white wood 1×4’s and 1×6’s:)

      Sent from my iPad

  16. Ele Erickson on January 15, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Great table!!! What a great project.

  17. Imanuel on January 15, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    I’m trying to understand how you made the bench tops. You said “I also used my Kreg Jig to built the panels for the inside of the frames.” but in the picture called “Seats” there are no pocket holes on the panels, just on the 2x4s making the frame. How did you connect the panels?

    • Shanty2Chic on January 15, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      I was referring to seats as the entire “top” constructed. The panels are referring to the 1×4 boards that I did attach to each other with pocket holes. I drilled 3 pocket holes to attach the 1×4’s to create the panels that fit inside of the seat frames. The picture with the seats is a picture of the 1×4’s dry-fit into the frame before I drilled the pocket holes. Hope this makes sense!
      Sent from my iPad

  18. Renee O'Neal on January 15, 2013 at 11:03 am

    I was curious about having all the little ridges too! And about it being a smooth writing surface. It looks amazing though! My list consists of the pantry organizer for baggies and foil, a new headboard and footboard for my bedroom with matching night stands and a roll around craft center for my office! Yikes! Hope I can get up my nerve to tackle all these!

  19. Becky T on January 15, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Do you think that having the boards on the top and seats like that would leave lots of room for crumbs and other gunk? I have 5 young children, 3 being one year old triplets, and we need a BIG table. But there are lots of messes and I wondered how easy it is to keep it clean. Thanks – its really stunning.

    • Shanty2Chic on January 15, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      Thank you Becky. I chose to build the seats with 1×4’s for that reason. I still used 2×4’s for the frame but I have not had a crumb issue. I had a coffee table made out of 2×4’s and I just used the hose on the vacuum to get any crumbs put ofmthemcracks.
      Sent from my iPad

  20. Sharon Mobley on January 15, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Beautiful table! On my building wish list is a Ribbon storage holder for my scrapbook room and a island for my kitchen. Love your work.

    • Shanty2Chic on January 15, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      Thank you Sharon! Sounds fun:))

      Sent from my iPad

  21. kathleen ward on January 14, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    What is on my diy building wish list? Built ins with a window seat for the dining room 🙂
    What a beautiful table!!!

    • Shanty2Chic on January 15, 2013 at 3:12 pm

      Awesome Kathleen! Sounds fun:)

      Sent from my iPad

  22. Gabbi Zaccheria on January 14, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Soooo gorgeous!! I wish I had the skill to build these! I finally got around to building the picture ledge shelves you posted…and I’m in love! Your blog is the best! 🙂

  23. Alyssa Walters on January 14, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    The entire set is so lovely! Can you estimate how many people can sit at the table? Thanks for sharing your hard work and creativity with us!

    • Shanty2Chic on January 14, 2013 at 1:24 pm

      Thank you Alyssa! I would say 10-12 adults comfortably:). It is HUGE:)
      Sent from my iPad

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