Shooting Bench Plans

26 Nov


Shooting Bench Plans

Here is a nice sturdy permanent shooting bench for those of you fortunate enough to have a private place to shoot, or perhaps for clubs looking for an economical bench for the range.

This project took approximately 3 hours to complete and cost $120 in treated lumber and screws.


Materials list:
  • (6) 2x6x8
  • (4) 5/4x6x8 decking boards
  • (1) 6x6x10
  • (2) lbs 3″ deck screws
  • (1) lbs 2″ deck screws

(If the dimensions listed below are used, there will be very little wasted lumber)

Tools Required:
  • Circular saw
  • Screw gun
  • Square
  • Level
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Rasp for easing edges
  • Shovel
  • Post hole digger
  • Eye/ear protection
General Dimensions

The top is 36″ wide by 54″ long.
The bench is 32″ high, the seats are 14″ from the ground, making this a very comfortable position for precision bench rest shooting.

Shooting Bench Details:

The bench accommodates both right and left hand shooters. It is anchored in the ground 9″, but only with dirt backfilled around the post to ease portability if it ever needs to be moved. The bench is rock steady, even without concrete anchoring, as the 6×6 legs add significant stability. The minimum use of supports means easy ingress and egress from the shooting position, (no skinned knees from rapping your legs against cumbersome supports!)

Construction Details:


Cut details (in inches)


3  6x6x40


2  2x6x36 

Front frame and front brace

2  2x6x27 

Side Frame

2  2x6x9

Rear Frame

1  2x6x18

Rear Frame

2  2x6x51

Long support joists

1  2x6x42

Rear Brace

2  2x6x48

Seat Support

4    2x6x25 1/4

Seat Legs

2  2x6x7 3/8

Blocking for front legs

1  2x6x14 7/8

Blocking for rear leg

5  5/4x6x36

Table Top

1  5/4×2 3/8×36

Table Top

4  5/4×18

Table Top

1  5/4x2x18

Table Top

6  5/4×12

Seat Top

Start by building the frame

Next, attach the legs, blocking, and front brace
(front is facing to the right on the picture)

Flip the bench over, and screw down the table top

Attach the seat support, seat legs and rear brace to the rear leg; attach the seat top

Completed Bench


2 Responses to “Shooting Bench Plans”

  1. Jessica October 8, 2016 at 8:16 pm #

    Thank you for the pattern. I made this for my husband and his buddies. They love it.

  2. Missy December 29, 2016 at 1:36 am #

    Thank you very much for your great plans! It made it very simple to make!

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