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DIY 2 in 1 Coffee Table Bench

Paige Paige Decor, Home & Family, Living Room, Outdoor Living

I love creating something that is multifunctional … that’s why I am so excited to share with you how to create this 2 in 1 Coffee Table Bench! Here’s how to get started …

You Will Need:

  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Screws
  • Door Hinges
Have your hardware store pre-cut boards to:
  • 4- 2x4s @ 41″
  • 1 – 2×2 @ 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″

How-To:

1. Attach the top middle 2×4 brace (41″) and the bottom middle 2×2 (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 2×4 brace (16 1/2″) and the front side 2×4 (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 2×4 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 1×8 (48″) bench seat supports to the top bench using wood screws/brad nails and wood glue. The 1×6 boards will be flush with the outside of the bench.

5. Attach the middle 1×3 (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 2×4 brace (41″) and the bottom middle 2×4 (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 2×4 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 2×4 brace (15″) and the front side 2×4 (15″) brace to the (17 1/4″) 2×4 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 2×4 brace (15″) and the front side 2×4 (15″) brace to the (17 1/4″) 2×4 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″) 2×4 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″ 2×4 should be inset 1 1/2″ from the outside of the bench.

11. Attach the (9 1/2″) 2×4 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″) 1×8 boards to the bottom bench using wood screws and wood glue.

13. Attach the (48″) 1×3 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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If you missed the episode check it out by heading over to Home & Family where you can watch how-to step by step!

XOXO,

Paige

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