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Fireplace bench is also suitable for use as a coffee table. Features six turned legs joined with five turned stretchers. Overall dimensions: 40"x18"x17" tall.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Sep 1985 (v.1#3) pg. 24

Bench or coffee table uses just six boards and is extremely sturdy. The legs are attached to the top with through mortise and tenon joints which add decoration. Overall dimensions: 48"x16"x16" tall.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Sep 1985 (v.1#3) pg. 51

Slab-wood bench. Fit a decorative piece of slab wood with four legs to form a piece of puncheon furniture.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Nov-Dec 1988 (v.4#5) pg. 40

Shaker dining bench (78"x15"x35" high) has a narrow backrest. A reproduction from the Workshops of David T. Smith.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #18 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 51

Country-style porch bench (21"x50"x42" high)is held together with wedged tenons so it can be taken apart. End panels have flat arm rests and wings. The upper backrest is decorated with a pierced and chip-carved rosette.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #31 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 45

Colonial bench (50"x23"x40" high) has nine frame-and-panel assemblies (one on each end, and two on both front and back of the box base, plus three on the seat back.) Hinged seat top provides access to storage in the base. Curved arms are supported on turned spindles.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #34 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 58

Amish country bench (48"x15"x17" tall) features wedged tenons and dovetailed braces.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #53 Aug 1996 pg. 32

Photo shows no-nail table/bench made from 2x12s and 2x8s of pine. Half-inch dowels are used for assembly. Est. cost: $12.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 40

Photo shows carpet-topped wall bench. Est. cost: $35.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 56

Photo shows how to make a sturdy oak bench. Seat and "X" legs are made from oak 1x3 slats. Est. cost: $34.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 25

Photo shows how benches can be built into the corner of a kitchen or family room. Est. cost: $93.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 61

Photo shows a built-in corner seating and storage unit that is constructed from plywood with sliding doors.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1975 (v.53#1) pg. 34

Photo and sketch show how to make a cushioned bench. Frame measures 30"x15"x16" high and is made from 3/4" plywood. Padded seat cushion is recessed into frame. Est. cost: $25.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 116

Photo and diagram show how to make seating for a dining nook. L-shaped bench is made from 3/4" plywood and attached to the wall. Bench backrest is made of pillows sewn from colorful tea towels and hung from a wall-mounted handrailing. Est. cost: $63.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 126

Photo shows how to make colorful back cushions for a wall-mounted bench by sewing bright tea towels into pillow covers. Pillows hang from handrail mounted to the wall. Est. cost for bench and pillows: $63.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 126

Tip: Entryway umbrella bench is a carpet-covered shelf with metal tubes inserted in one end to hold umbrellas.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1980 (v.58#11) pg. 186

Free-standing coat closet and bench built from plywood. Estimated cost: $91
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1981 (v.59#7) pg. 34, 47

Oak bench is copied from an oak antique, circa 1910. Seat measures 15"x20". Est. cost: $42.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1985 (v.63#3) pg. 107, 163

Easy-to-build bench made from particleboard is 54" long. Est. cost: $47.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1985 (v.63#3) pg. 119, 200

Contemporary-styled slatted bench and ottoman made from pine and plywood. Shelves in back of bench for storage. Est. cost: $98.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1985 (v.63#3) pg. 121, 202

Spindle bench is made using purchased turned spindles for the legs and stretchers. Est. cost: $37.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1986 (v.64#3) pg. 80, 161

Tip shows how to make simple wooden benches that are 12" wide, 18" long and 16" high.
BOYS' LIFE Jan 1978 (v.68#1) pg. 34

Build a sturdy wooden bench from 2" thick wood. Requires no nails or metal fasteners.
BOYS' LIFE Oct 1981 (v.71#10) pg. 70

Classic Mission-style Deacon's bench features three large storage drawers in the base, frame-and-panel construction, built-in magazine rack, and decorative wedged tenons. Seat area measures 59"x22".
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Mar 1999 (v.22#5) pg. 32

Upholstered hallway bench constructed of birch and finished in black and crackle lacquer. Winner of a 1991 Saskatchewan Craft Council award.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jul-Aug 2000 (v.23#9) pg. 46

Langcrest loveseat. Reproduction of an antique rocking bench located in Digby, Nova Scotia.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Winter 2002 (v.25#3) pg. 28
Correction CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Mar 2002 (v.25#5) pg. 6

Occasional pine bench features a seat made by laminating alternating strips of 1x2's and 1x3's to form a slatted effect, but still resulting in a solid wood top. Est. cost: $60.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1980 (v.4#2) pg. 58

Build a decorative deacon's bench with heart-shaped cutouts in the back slats and a large storage area (for blankets, etc.) under the seat.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1982 (v.5#9) pg. 18

Simple, classic bench features traditional through-wedged tenon joints. Built of 1.5" thick pine. Overall dimensions: 10"x45"x18" tall.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1995 (v.18#7) pg. 58

Instructions for building a short (22") birch and cherry bench with curved legs and a concave seat. Includes technical information on how to develop designs from scratch and to create curved parts for projects.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1995 (v.19#2) pg. 34

Three-piece knockdown bench is made from a single plank.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1997 (v.20#9) pg. 63

How to make a Wagon-Seat Storage Bench that is a replica of a bench from the Landis Valley Farm Museum. Bench is 48" long, 13" deep and has a solid back 26" high. Plan for optional Deacon's Bench style back with dowels included. Two storage compartments are located beneath the hinged seat.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Apr 1977 (v.8#2) pg. 53

Simple double-apron, mortised country bench is typical of rural American benches of the early 19th century.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Aug 1986 (v.17#4) pg. 44

Simple double-apron, mortised country bench (46"x13"x20" high) is typical of those made in rural America in the 18th Century.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Garden Book 1996 pg. 72

Storage banquettes. An L-shaped plywood bench serves to both divide a kitchen and provide seating at the table. Bench tops raise up to access storage area in base.
FAMILY CIRCLE May 18 1982 (v.95#7) pg. 98, 174

Wooden bench, 27" long, has storage rack to hold rainshoes and boots. Est. cost: $12.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 23 1984 (v.97#15) pg. 112, 178

Decorative benches made from alternate slats of light and dark wood.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #105 Aug 1968 (v.18#4) pg. 46

Shaker bench can be made either from a kit or from the instructions given in this article. Consists of eight pieces of pine. Bench is 60" long.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #140 Dec 1972 (v.22#9) pg. 58

Sturdy portable bench is 24" long, 11" wide and 15" high. A 1"x5" handhold slot is cut into the center of the top and a tool tray is built underneath.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #156 Sep 1974 (v.24#7) pg. 39

Guide to instant furnishings. Excerpt from "Furniture in 24 Hours", by Spiros Zakas. Includes information on building a circular dining table with two circular benches. Built from plywood, pipe and upholstery material.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #192 Sep 1978 (v.28#7) pg. 60

Victorian fireplace bench seats two people. Built of pine.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #243 Nov 1983 (v.33#9) pg. 32

How to remove the wobble from a bench.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #342 Oct 1993 (v.43#9) pg. 56

Stair railing doubles as a bench, end table and storage cupboard.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #6 Dec 1981-Jan 1982 pg. 66

Profile and dimensions for constructing a bench that conforms to the human anatomy.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #53 Apr-May 1989 pg. 14

Seven-foot long walnut bench features contoured front and back rails supporting a suspended seat made from contoured, laminated slats.
FINE WOODWORKING #76 May-Jun 1989 pg. 56

Building a "sengebenk", a Norwegian bench with built-in storage in the seat. Traditionally, it was a seat during the day and became a child's bed at night. Backrest features an acanthus-leaf relief carving. Overall dimensions: 33" tall, 19" deep, 54" long.
FINE WOODWORKING #80 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 42

Knock-down bench is made from a single 2"x13"x73" board that's sawn apart, cut into pieces that form sockets and horns that join the legs to the seat, and then glued back together. Designed to teach architecture students about woodworking.
FINE WOODWORKING #82 May-Jun 1990 pg. 80

Through mortise-and-tenon joinery. How to cut the mortises and make the tenons for clean, accurate results. A simple four-board bench illustrates the process.
FINE WOODWORKING #113 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 72

A pair of low tables that can serve as coffee tables, benches or can be stacked to display books are made from plywood.
HANDMADE #12 Jan-Feb 1984 pg. 114, 116

Simple wooden bench serves as a table for portable TV.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #455 Apr 1966 (v.62) pg. 111

Bench with padded top has shoe or boot storage underneath and umbrella storage at the end.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #532 Sep 1972 (v.68) pg. 91

A bench for problem hallways. Long, skinny bench features a solid wood back and seat. The style is similar to church benches. Built from 3/4" pine.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #621 Feb 1980 (v.76) pg. 56

Warming bench is built from pine and plywood. Seat raises up to get access to storage area.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #629 Oct 1980 (v.76) pg. 74

How to make a Spanish Colonial bench.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #54 Nov-Dec 1978 pg. 86

A combination toybox, bench, and desk for a child. Made from one sheet of plywood.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #84 Nov-Dec 1983 pg. 128

Portable bench (12"x24"x18" high) has a lower shelf with facer board that serves as tool tray. Slot in the top provides a handhold.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #145 Aug-Sep 1994 pg. 66

Lattice-door boot bench. Combination bench and boot storage cabinet features lattice-like doors to speed up drying of the boots. Est. cost: $37.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1983 (v.4#5) pg. 54

Decorative bench stores firewood.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1963 (v.119#2) pg. 148

Slim bench with wall-hung back rest.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1963 (v.120#3) pg. 135

Boudoir benches.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1967 (v.127#6) pg. 148

Rugged butcher block top dining table and benches are built from construction grade lumber. Est. cost: $35.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1972 (v.138#1) pg. 140

Multi-purpose foyer table/bench has three drawers. Table's top is 18"x60" and it stands 12" high.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1979 (v.151#6) pg. 112

Reproduction of a handsome pine and maple bench from the law office of Abraham Lincoln. It is 19" wide and 78" long. Features a Windsor arrow back, trestle leg assembly, and plank seat.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1980 (v.153#2) pg. 126

Four-board bench is styled after Early American versions.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1980 (v.154#5) pg. 129

Small bench with a wooden back features a seat which lifts up to reveal a large storage area. Use as a toy box in a child's room.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1981 (v.155#5) pg. 122

Foyer bench features a tall solid-wood back and a large storage compartment beneath the hinged seat. Overall dimensions: 17" deep, 38" tall, 42" wide.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1998 (v.175#9) pg. 90

Danish-styled set of four pieces (chair, ottoman, cocktail table and settee). They are designed for either indoor or outdoor use.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1968 (v.193#2) pg. 124

Easy-to-build bench has polyurethane cushions atop a flush door held up by concrete blocks.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1971 (v.199#4) pg. 134

Combination toy storage box and bench. Built from 1/2 sheet of plywood. Winning design in annual plywood contest.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1981 (v.219#2) pg. 72

Simple wooden bench is equipped with two cushions for comfort. During the winter, the bench is turned over to become an indoor storage rack for firewood.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1984 (v.225#4) pg. 140

Small deacon's bench. Dimensions included for 2 sizes (27"x8"x21" tall and 40"x10"x38" tall). Decorative stencil patterns included.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #62 Sep 1991 (v.11#2) pg. 20, Insert
Correction POPULAR WOODWORKING #64 Jan 1992 (v.11#4) pg. 7

Shaker-inspired bench has a 9"x32" top that is joined to the legs with mortise and tenon joints. The ends of the stretcher are gracefully curved. Legs (17" high) have semicircles cut from the foot ends.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #92 Sep 1996 (v.16#4) pg. 37

A carved wooden bench in the style of Russian-born artist Nicolai Fechin (1881-1955).
POPULAR WOODWORKING #108 May 1999 (v.19#2) pg. 28, Insert

Greene & Greene hall bench. Reproduction of a 1907 Arts & Crafts piece from the Robert R. Blacker house (Pasadena, California). It features a large storage compartment accessed by lifting up two hinged seat panels.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #111 Nov 1999 (v.19#5) pg. 52

Easy-to-build table and benches for inside or outside use. Built entirely of 2x4s. End supports are an open frame with plank tops. Est. cost: $50.
SUNSET Jun 1979 (v.162#6) pg. 108

Ideas for benches and niches where you can curl-up with a book, the telephone, etc.
SUNSET Oct 1982 (v.169#4) pg. 94

Staggered hamper-bench has a top that is broader than its base and looks like a stack of increasingly bigger boxes.
SUNSET Jun 1987 (v.178#6) pg. 146

Birch coffee table can also double as a bench (with the addition of a pad). Est. cost: $22.
WOMAN'S DAY Aug 7 1978 (v.41#13) pg. 84, 120

Triple-duty dining rooms. Stenciled wall hanging becomes a dining tabletop. A built-in banquette (an L-shaped corner bench for seating and storage) provides seating on two sides of the portable tabletop.
WOMAN'S DAY Sep 14 1982 (v.45#15) pg. 66, 92

Country bench made from spruce 2x12s for the ends and 2x8s for the seat and back. Eight pieces are assembled using only dowels and glue. The ends feature heart-shaped cutouts. Overall dimensions: 48"x29"x22". Est. cost: $30.
WOOD MAGAZINE #27 Feb 1989 (v.6#1) pg. 72

Country hall bench features a large storage bin (with frame-and-panel sides) under the lift-up seat. This wooden bench includes armrests and a slatted backrest. Overall dimensions: 46" long, 19" deep, 33" tall.
WOOD MAGAZINE #78 Apr 1995 (v.12#3) pg. 40, Insert

Oak hall bench features a low shelf for storing shoes or boots and a back with wide slats. Overall dimensions: 44"x16"x35" tall.
WOOD MAGAZINE #145 Nov 2002 (v.19#7) pg. 42, Insert

Country bench is constructed of wood and held together with keyed mortise and tenon joints. Tapered keys can be removed to disassemble the bench. Overall dimensions: 28" wide, 12" deep, 23" high.
WOODSMITH #54 Dec 1987 pg. 10

High back country bench highlights the individual boards in the back and seat with decorative V-grooves. Overall dimensions: 52"x20"x47" tall.
WOODSMITH #80 Apr 1992 pg. 18, 16

Shaker bench (54" long) features a back with 18 tapered spindles, a wooden seat that has been contoured using a table saw, and four slender barrel-shaped legs.
WOODSMITH #88 Aug 1993 (v.15) pg. 22, 18, 30

Small, simple Shaker bench is made from an 8-ft. piece of 1x12 pine. The 12"x32" seat is supported by two 12"x16" legs and reinforced with a stretcher joining both legs and the top.
WOODSMITH #91 Feb 1994 (v.16) pg. 18, 17

Flip-seat storage bench features curved decorative profiles and straightforward construction. Overall dimensions: 16"x38"x17" tall.
WOODSMITH #123 Jun 1999 (v.21) pg. 30

Hand construction of this Shaker-inspired stool or bench is designed to help the builder recall quieter, simpler times.
WOODWORK #9 Spring 1991 pg. 74

Upholstered stool by Edward Barnsley. Four-leg stool has a contemporary or Danish style. Seat measures 34"x14".
WOODWORKER #1044 Nov 1980 (v.84) pg. 718

Piano bench is built from black walnut and features strips of light-color boxwood on all edges.
WOODWORKER #1081 Dec 1983 (v.87) pg. 759

Wave Bench. A bench with slatted seat and back uses elastic cord and wooden beads to keep the slats separated and to provide some form-fitting flexibility.
WOODWORKER Jan 1994 (v.98#1) pg. 50

Three Shaker benches to build. They are all 36"x10"x17" tall and vary only in the supports used to reinforce the joint where the legs meet the seat.
WOODWORKER Oct 1995 (v.99#10) pg. 60

Shaker bench. Build with pine seat (10"x30") and two hardwood legs (10"x17"). Dimensions may be altered to suit.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1977 (v.1#2) pg. 7

Early American style gossip bench is actually a telephone stand with a shelf for phone and phonebook and a storage drawer for pencil and paper. It features spindles in back and arms and is similar to a short deacon's bench, except that it has trestle-style legs.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1978 (v.2#1) pg. 6

18th century sleigh seat facsimile is used as a bench, plant stand, etc.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1981 (v.5#3) pg. 15

Buckboard seat. Reproduction of an antique buckboard bench.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1982 (v.6#1) pg. 36

Country-style bench crafted in red oak features slats in the back and a stretcher held in place with wedges.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1986 (v.10#1) pg. 40

Early American pine bench with a high back. Overall dimensions: 48" long, 40" tall, 16" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1986 (v.10#3) pg. 32

Shaker long bench is constructed with the minimum amount of wood required to support the weight of several people. This gives the bench a very dainty and light appearance. Overall dimensions: 75" long, 27" tall, 12" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1989 (v.13#4) pg. 32

Santa Fe bench. Wooden bench (60" long) is built of pine and features pegged mortise-and-tenon joinery, sunburst and "T-shaped" decorative cutouts, and a painted blue turquoise look. Est. cost: $50.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1990 (v.14#2) pg. 32

Provincial-style four-leg bench with a padded seat. A companion piece to the Provincial Bed project (Nov-Dec 1990). Constructed mostly of wood. Overall dimensions 16"x25"x17" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1991 (v.15#1) pg. 52

Colonial bench constructed entirely of wood. Overall dimensions: 20"x12"x18" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1991 (v.15#5) pg. 40

Wooden bench for an entry hall features frame-and-panel sides and a large storage compartment beneath the lift-up seat.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1999 (v.23#4) pg. 48, Insert

Five board bench has rough hewn look.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1963 (v.19#5) pg. 50

Traditional five-board bench made from plywood and featuring a "stripe-top" effect by using white pine and redwood.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1964 (v.20#1) pg. 43

Early American wagon-seat storage bench.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1964 (v.20#4) pg. 17

Telephone bench. Styled like a colonial deacon's bench, except that one oversized armrest holds a telephone.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1967 (v.23#2) pg. 34

Mexican tile bench is made of 2"x12" white pine or fir. Tiles are inlaid in the seat, back and end panels. Bench is 36" high, 18" deep and 48" long.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1972 (v.28#3) pg. 8

Drop-leaf bench is 12" deep and 20" long, with leaves on each end that extend the length an additional 16". There is a small shelf beneath the center section. Built from hardwood plywood with purchased 16" legs.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1973 (v.29#3) pg. 26

Hall bench has two storage drawers beneath the padded 15"x51" seat. Unit is mounted on casters.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1976 (v.32#4) pg. 36

Use pine and cedar to build this charming utility (coffee) table. Measures 49" long, 19" wide, 17" tall. Top features a constrasting color wood in a V-shape pattern. Frame made from 2x4s. Could be used as a bench.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1980 (v.36#2) pg. 76

Versatile bench has two drawers in the base, plus a seat that lifts up to reveal additional storage. Use as a storage chest or toy box. Built from plywood. Styling reminicent of a church pew.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1983 (v.39#3) pg. 24

Unique hall bench has hand carved decoration. The design is reminiscent of a church pew. Built from 2" thick stock.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1983 (v.39#4) pg. 74

One bench and two stools are all weekend projects. Each is a variation of the common "five board bench".
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1983 (v.39#5) pg. 32

Pine benches. (1) Small bench with 24"x11" top. (2) Rustic pine bench with a 2"x10"x36" top features stenciled decoration.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1987 (v.43#3) pg. 42
Added Info WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1987 (v.43#5) pg. 25

Classic furniture series. No.3. Queen Anne benches. (1) Quilt bench (29"x19"x17" tall). (2) Fireside bench (34"x16"x13" tall). Both feature upholstered tops and cabriole legs.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1988 (v.44#1) pg. 64
Added Info WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1988 (v.44#4) pg. 6

Five-board Shaker bench can be built from scratch or from available kit. Overall dimensions: 14"x36"x16" tall. Est. cost: $119 (kit).
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1989 (v.45#5) pg. 74