H-Leg Bench by Rogue Engineer

Posted on August 14, 2017


This week’s post is by Jamison from Rogue Engineer.

This past Thanksgiving my wife Jamie and I built, what we called, the H-Leg dining table because we needed a table that sat 10 people and we knew we would want to use it outside when it warmed up so we built it out of cedar. However, we never got around to building the benches to go with it. Well the time came where we really needed them so we stopped procrastinating and got to work.

I wanted to come up with a design that matched the style of the H-Leg table but didn’t want to go with the thickness of a standard 4×4 because, proportionally, I didn’t think it would look as nice. I also dropped the horizontal support so it would look a little less chunky. So yeah, I know it’s not technically an “H” but I’m okay with that.

Anyways, we hope you enjoy and feel free to come check us out at our site Rogue Engineer where we have hundreds of other DIY furniture plans and home improvement tutorials.


Jamison & Jamie










Materials (Makes 2 Benches):

  • Qty 2 – 2 x 6 x 8’ Cedar
  • Qty 2 – 2 x 4 x 8’ Cedar
  • Qty 3 – 4 x 4 x 8’ Cedar
  • Wood Glue
  • Qty 16 – 4” Strong-Drive® SDWS TIMBER Screws
  • Qty 38 – 2-1/2” Strong-Drive® SDWS FRAMING Screws

Required Tools:

  • Drill / Driver
  • Miter Saw
  • Table Saw
  • Circular Saw
  • Speed Square
  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil
  • Safety Glasses
  • Hearing Protection


Cut Lists: