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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

35 Comments

  1. Taylor on June 27, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Anna’s website list specificity Ryobi and the Jig….. I know this plan is old news but for anyone looking to try and build this, unless you have the tools already don’t go for it. Jig is over $100… how would I get my money out of it unless I make more furniture?
    I’m a old farmer, husband, and father….. built and farm, house, bedrooms, and everything in between……have never come across such gap filled plans or poor cut sheets. Doesn’t list wood type, missing most dimensions…. how many people actually built this? How much money did “Anna” make from name dropping brand names by specific? Your a joke ma’am and fraud. Cheers!

  2. 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!!!

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

    Any idea how much each piece weighs?

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