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DIY Modern Angle Bench – Free PDF plans

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!

DIY modern angle bench plans - Charleston Crafted

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.

Bench with table

If you’re interested in a DIY rustic style bench, click here!

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!

Final Photo of Bench

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.

A-Frame legs for angle 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.

Learn more about pocket holes here so you’re prepared for your next project!

Leg for bench

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.

Bench behind couch

Check out our post on some other types of DIY benches, like an industrial pipe bench!

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.

Computer Model of Angled Bench

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!

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