Oct 19 , 2018

Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build A Nelson Platform Bench

What It Takes

  • Time: 1 day
  • Cost: $100
  • Skill Level: Advanced

Cutting List

Nelson Platform Bench Cutting List

Project Plans

Nelson Platform Bench Tech Art

Family HandymanSaturday Morning Workshop: How to Build A Nelson Platform Bench This is a classic mid-century modern bench design that you can buy for about $1200 or build in one day for $100. You choose.

Cut the parts to size

nelson platform bench 1

nelson platform bench 12

Cut the slats (A) to size. Cut the rails (B) oversize, and then glue two of them together to create the middle rail. Gang up the rails with painter’s tape and flush-cut one end. Cut the leg sides (D) oversize and gang them together with painter’s tape. Cut the leg sides to finished length with parallel 8-degree bevels at each end. Cut the leg tops and bottoms to finished length. Clamp a stop to the fence for consistent sizes.

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