Making your own shaker bench can be very affordable when using yellow pine. The stair treads can cost around ten dollars and the wood has very little defects. This is quality without having to break your bank and the best part is that you get the satisfaction of making it yourself. If you don’t have power tools their is an additional tutorial for using hand tools only. For experienced wood workers you can certainly build this without plans but if you like the plans are available for only five dollars. This might make it easier and the whole project is pretty affordable overall.
- This Shaker bench is attractive and a good challenge for beginner woodworkers.
- The bench was made from three yellow pine stair treads costing around $10 each.
- The bench with built with both hand and power tools, but could be done with hand tools alone.
“You can certainly build this bench without my plans, but I created these for those who’d like to save the time of figuring out dimensions.”