Made entirely from dimensional lumber and with only simple cuts and butt joints, you can build it on Saturday and be enjoying it Sunday morning.
The most complicated aspect of this bench is laying out and cutting the arms – and even that is a simple, straightforward task. Here we cut and sanded a round arm profile, but feel free to play with the design and use a couple of 45-degree cuts to "round" the front of the arms… or whatever suits your tastes.
Cutting parts: 2 hours
Assembly: 1 hour
Finishing: 2-3 hour2
Total: 5-6 hours