DIY benches are some of the most rewarding projects, because they work like a magic formula, adding beauty and function to any space indoors and outdoors, and making it feel so much more welcoming!
These 21 DIY benches offer lots of creative ideas for all building skill levels, and detailed tutorials on how to build many types of benches such as garden benches , benches for bedroom and entryway, IKEA hack window seats, storage benches, and more!
These beginner friendly DIY bench ideas will inspire you to build beautiful benches out of 2x4s, concrete blocks, or even re-purposed old headboards, chairs and dressers from yard sales!
Add some extra style to your porch, patio, living room, dinning room, bedroom or garden with your favorite from these DIY bench ideas! ( Some of the helpful resources are affiliate links. Full disclosure here. )
Easy DIY Wood Benches with 2x4s
You may have walked by a modern wood bench at West Elm or William Sonoma and think to yourself: I could build that for $20 with 2x4s! Yes you can. These two beautiful wood slats DIY garden benches are perfect examples. ( Source: Ana White | DIY Candy )
Painted DIY Benches with Storage
These DIY benches with storage are very easy to build. The crates and bins are great for adding lots of storage without cluttering up the space. ( Source: Infarrantly Creative | Operation Home | Jamie Costiglio )
Crate Storage Bench Ideas
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DIY Upholstered Bench Ideas for Bedroom or Entryway
Upholstered benches are so soft and cozy, perfect for bedroom, or a welcoming entryway! Both DIY bench ideas are absolutely gorgeous and totally made from scratch! ( Source: Anika’s DIY Life | Shades of Blue Interiors )
Easy Storage Bench Ideas
You can also make simple and elegant DIY benches out of old kitchen cabinets and bookcases! Here are two great examples: the corner bench with storage and the IKEA hack window seat bench. ( Source: Creations by Kara | Mommy Vignettes )
DIY Re-purposed Bench From Old Chairs
My talented friend Gail at My Repurposed Life has created so many wonderful projects. This repurposed chair bench is one of them!
DIY Bench from Old Headboards
Don’t pass up a broken poster bed with headboard! This vintage farmhouse repurposed headboard bench will look so beautiful on a porch or in the garden! ( Source: Jill Wilson )
Re-purpose Old Dresser into A Sofa Bench
We can often find free dressers on the curb or on Craigslist! If this old broken dresser can be transformed into such a beautiful farmhouse sofa bench, anything is possible! ( Source: Start at Home Decor )
Easiest DIY Outdoor Benches
Simply stack and glue some CMU ( concrete masonry unit) using landscape adhesive and add some 4x4s. We have a gorgeous outdoor bench, no special skills required! ( Source: DIY By Kimberly | Lena Sekine )
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Farmhouse Wood Benches with Free Building Plans
Whitewashed Wooden farmhouse DIY benches
DIY Modern Outdoor Bench
Outdoor benches can also be used as indoor benches. The main consideration when building an outdoor bench is drainage. Make sure the material can withstand the elements, and water can drain easily from all the surfaces. ( Source: Brittany Stager | 20 | 21 )
DIY Garden Benches
DIY Wood Benches with Back
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Happy building! See you next week!