29 DIY Benches; Ideas for a Fun Building Project

You’ll love this ultimate guide to DIY benches to add a touch of rustic charm to your home or backyard. Or maybe you’re looking for a fun and easy weekend project?

Build a Rustic X Dining Bench

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Let’s start this with a beautiful set of dining table and bench with an unique X design detail, that you can build following these Rustic X Dining Table and Bench building Plans. 

Concrete and Redwood Bench

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Photo Credit: Remodelaholic.

We made this concrete and redwood bench for our backyard and wanted to share a tutorial of how you can build this DIY concrete bench for yourself. 

Guide To DIY Benches; Chevron Bench

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Photo Credit: Her Tool Belt for Remodelaholic.

This bench copies an out of production West Elm option. If you love everything chevron, then you will want to make this! Add your favorite color of stain or paint to make this your own. Find the plans for a wooden chevron bench here.

Mini Corner Mudroom Bench

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Photo Credit: PotteryBarn.

Build this tiny bench prefect for a mini mudroom.

Picnic Bench Transformed to an End of Bed Bench

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Photo Credit: My Country House  for Remodelaholic.

Salvage an old picnic table bench to make this gorgeous end of the bed bench that offers plush seating on a $20 budget. Find the instructions to make this end of bed bench here.

DIY Rustic Farmhouse Bench Tutorial

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Photo Credit: Prodigal Pieces for Remodelaholic.

I live in the heart of farm country where reclaimed barn wood abounds, and love to make use of those resources around me.  However, for most of you, that resource isn’t always available and you crave the farmhouse look. So, today I’m going to show you how to take your typical box store pine and turn it into a functional, rustic, farmhouse style bench that can be used in your entry, mudroom, bedroom…the possibilities are endless!

Primitive Bench Building Plans

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Photo Credit: Art is Beauty for Remodelaholic.

Sometimes you find an old bench that is just perfect.  That was the case for Karin, who graciously took pictures of this beautiful find so we could make these Primitive Bench Building Plans and preserve the design for others to try to make. 

Easy DIY Farmhouse Bench Plans

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Photo Credit: My Love to Create for Remodelaholic.

This easy DIY wood bench features simple angled legs for a rustic style — without any complicated joinery or pocket holes!

Pallet Bench

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Photo Credit: One Artsy Mama for Remodelaholic.

Grab a pallet and some stain so you can recreate this stunning and easy bench! This will look great in your yard or on the deck. Check out the instructions to make this pallet bench here.

Vintage Iron Bench Redo

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Photo Credit: mom 4 Real for Remodelaholic.

Check out how Jessica took this sad little iron bench and turned it into a beautiful French inspired iron bench! It took very little effort, and the difference is amazing!

Modern Waterfall Bench

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Photo Credit: Remodelaholic.

Make this waterfall style bench for your entryway. You can stash shoes, coats, and whatever else you often find in your entryway below in baskets. Find the plans to recreate a waterfall bench here.

Leather Directors Bench

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Photo Credit: Pneumatic Addict for Remodelaholic.

Make this leather bench to add seating and style. This would be great in your family room or pop this in your entry way for a welcoming place to sit and take off your shoes when you walk in the door. Find the instructions for this leather directors bench here.

Little Window Bench

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Photo Credit: Tracey’s Trinkets and Treasures for Remodelaholic.

This little bench would be perfect to use at a bay window. Or you might want to make this bench for extra outdoor seating. Either way, the results are lovely! Find out how you can make this little window bench here.

Corner Bench Tutorial

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Photo Credit: Pinspiration Mommy for Remodelaholic.

Perfect for any corner in your home and an inexpensive build using structural lumber this beautiful diy corner bench tutorial with the built in table.

Upcycled Entertainment Center Bench

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Photo Credit: Random Thoughts of a Supermom for Remodelaholic.

Do you have an old entertainment center? Why not upcycle it into an entry bench. See the tutorial for how this entertainment center was upcycled.

DIY Tufted Bench Tutorial

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Photo Credit: Home Made by Carmona for Remodelaholic.

Create a beautiful tufted bench with this easy tutorial! Start by gathering the necessary materials, such as foam padding, fabric, a staple gun, hammer, and screws. Cut the foam to fit your chosen bench size, then tightly wrap it with the fabric and use the staple gun to secure it. DIY Tufted Bench Tutorial

Entryway Bench

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Photo Credit: Southern Revivals for Remodelaholic.

If you could use a little something in your entryway to make it more inviting, and functional, consider recreating this bench project. It offers storage and a seat and looks high end. Find the easy to follow instructions here to make an entryway bench.

Woven Back Wooden Bench

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Photo Credit: Red Hen Home for Remodelaholic.

The woven back of this wooden bench seems like it would be super complicated to make, but don’t worry! The methods for this project are so easy to follow that you will be standing back to admire your efforts in no time. Find out how to make your own woven back wood bench here.

Layered Woven Plywood Bench

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Photo Credit: Remodelaholic.

We absolutely love this cool DIY Modern Plywood Bench Tutorial using half lap construction.  This was made out of only one sheet of plywood.    It has a great look to it with all of the end grain of the plywood as a main feature.  It is really strong and sturdy. 

Space Saving Deck Benches

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Photo Credit: Remodelaholic.

This idea is perfect for a small deck that lacks a railing. These space saving benches are going to look great on your deck and offer ample seating for your friends and family. Find the plans for these space saving deck benches here.

Woven Bench

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Photo Credit: Woodshop Diaries for Remodelaholic.

Make this modern wooden bench with a visually appealing woven effect to add style and seating to your space. This looks like it was made by a designer, so be prepared to get a lot of astonished compliments when you say you made it yourself! Find out how to make a woven bench here.

Triangle Leg Wooden Bench

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Photo Credit: Shark Tail for Remodelaholic.

These triangle legs are gorgeous  and make this bench look modern. You will appreciate how easy to assemble this project is and how much style it adds to your home. Get the plans to recreate a triangle leg wooden bench here.

Rolling Storage Bench

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Photo Credit: Better Homes and Gardens.

Often we have a cute entry bench by a door. Why not also use that space to store your shoes. This Rolling storage bench has DIY plans so you can build it.

Stool Bench

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Photo Credit: Whimages for Remodelaholic.

Add one extra seat to your stools with this easy diy project. Grab a few boards and get started on this easy seating option. Find out how to make a stool bench here.

Modern Danish Bench Redo

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Photo Credit: Primitive and Proper  for Remodelaholic.

A free bench gets a whole new look with this redo project. You are going to love the modern design featured on this easy do over.  Find out how to give a Danish bench a makeover here.

Toy Box Bench Makeover

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Photo Credit: All Fresh and Clean for Remodelaholic.

An old toy box bench gets a fresh look with this easy makeover. Find out how you can make a worn toy box bench look amazing here.

Adirondack Bench

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Photo Credit: Remodelaholic.

Outdoor seating is always a great option. Try Building an Adirondack Bench with cup holders

Build a Custom Corner Banquette Bench

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Photo Credit: Pinterior Designer for Remodelaholic.

Free up space in your kitchen and add seating with a custom banquette corner bench that you can build to fit your space. It can even add storage if you need that!

Little Bench Update

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Photo Credit: Decor Chick  for Remodelaholic.

This thrifted bench had a very dated look. But with a little TLC and paint, it looks adorable. Find out how to give a little thrifted bench a new look here.

Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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