Get the woodworking plans for this DIY modern angle bench and make a beautiful piece of furniture for your dining table.
We recently built a DIY angled base dining table and needed to design a modern angle bench to go with it. We didn’t want to copy the exact same design but did want to mimic the table.
If you’re looking for a modern bench with angles that you can DIY, come no further than this post and download the PDF woodworking plans!
Building a DIY modern dining bench
This DIY modern angle bench is perfect and scalable for your needs as a dining bench or entry bench.
Bench leg angles
The angles of the legs play off of both the new dining table and the 10 degree angles of our DIY modern geometric coffee table.
This bench is a fairly simple build, other than making sure you have a compound miter saw to cut the ends of the legs. Everything else is super easy.
How to Build a DIY Modern Angle Bench
The build for this bench is very similar to the way we did the table. Overall, you need to build the base, then build to top to go on it.
Here’s the overview on how we did it, but remember you can grab the full PDF instructions with material list, cut list and step-by-step instructions with computer model imagery here!
Step one: Making bench legs
For the legs and base of the bench, we glued two 1x3s together for all the pieces to make a chunky leg without the rustic look of a normal 2×4.
Each leg is an A-frame leg with a compound miter/bevel cut on either end. This allows the sides of the A-frame to face in and also for the whole piece to angle into toward the center of the bench.
Step Two: Connect the Legs
There’s also a span that runs between the two legs to keep them sturdy and solid. This is the same double stack of 1x3s to keep it solid and those are pocket holed together as well.
Step Three: Build Top
The legs are screwed into the top with pocket holes to form a sturdy place to sit.
The top of the bench is three 1×4’s held together with pocket holes (to make these, you’ll need a Kreg Jig 720 or similar pocket hole jig) and two short 1×4 pieces on either end.
Step Four: Attach Base to Top
Finally, you’ll flip the top over and flip the base on top of that. Line it up perfectly center and then pocket hole it into place.
Get the PDF woodworking plans!
You can download our PDF plans for this DIY modern angle bench and make one for yourself! The plans include the full supply list, cut list and step-by-step instructions.
Like I said, if you have a compound miter saw, then this is a super easy project to make. If you don’t you can modify and just angle the legs in or keep them straight up and down.
You can also shorten the length of the bench for your needs by cutting the span and the long top boards a little shorter.
So make sure you download the PDF plans for this DIY modern angle bench and get to work!
Hey there, I’m Sean, the woodworking enthusiast and builder behind CharlestonCrafted.com! Since 2012, I’ve been sharing the magic of turning raw materials into beautiful creations. I love teaching others the art and satisfaction of woodworking and DIY. I try to inspire fellow crafters to make something extraordinary out of nothing at all.