Shooting Bench Plans

Target shooting with rifles is a great pastime, good for all ages. There are many great private and commercial ranges that have a nice setup. There is a problem, though…

There are not enough shooting benches!

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Are you tired of lying in the dirt with a bipod trying to sight in your new scope?
  • Would you like to be able to set up your bench rest rifle anywhere on any range?
  • Do you want to be able to take a break from driving around on your ranch or farm in a place with a nice backstop and practice shooting?
  • Are you teaching your kids to shoot and want them to have a good experience?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, you need a portable shooting bench that you can keep in the bed of your truck, or the trunk of your car, that can be set up wherever and whenever you want to use it.


The Garmon Portable Shooting Bench was designed to be a very simple but very sturdy shooting platform. Most shooters don’t want to carry any tools or odd shaped materials to the spot where they want to hunt or shoot and don’t want it to take long to set up the shooting platform either.

The Garmon Portable Shooting Bench is the perfect solution for your hunt or day of shooting targets.

The Garmon Portable Shooting Bench is designed to lock together using slots and grooves. The top, rear stand and seat will flip over to be used by the left handed shooter as well as the right handed shooter with the same solid platform. Take a second and look at the pictures so you can see how the slots and grooves work. Keep in mind that all of the pieces are cut from one sheet of 4X8 sheet of plywood! You can also use two 4X4 sheets of plywood if you need to.

This is a straightforward design to cut out of plywood, but don’t let that fool you. It took years of design, trial-and-error, field testing, and rework to put together this optimized shooting bench.

Both plans and a full size 4×8 ft paper template will be available. The plans are good if you are handy with pencil, measuring tape, and curves, so you can put the lines on the plywood yourself. The template is easier – all you have to do is tape or glue the template to the plywood, then use a jigsaw to cut on the lines.

After it is all cut out, you can sand the edges and start using it. You can also stain or paint the bench to make it last longer.

Update! Plans are going to be available online in August 2010! Check back soon.