Use one of these free DIY bench plans to build a bench for any area of your home, inside or outside. It's a great beginner builder project, taking just a few tools and supplies that you may even already have on hand. These are also quick projects to complete, taking just an afternoon from start to finish.
These DIY benches come in a wide variety of styles from modern to rustic and everywhere in between. They're the perfect place to sit and take off your shoes or to show off a plant or book collection. It's also a great solution for extra seating since they don't take up much space.
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Modern Rustic Bench
Bring your entryway to life with this DIY bench plan. It builds a modern and rustic bench made out of rough cut maple and acts as a place to sit as well as a decorative shelf for plants.
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You can elevate a basic bench by adding a tufted cushion to it. This project has you build a simple bench frame from common boards and chair legs and then add a tufted foam cushion on the top. It would look great at the dining room table or at the foot of a bed.
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West Elm Knock-Off Bench
This DIY bench is inspired by one from West Elm. By making it yourself, you can save hundreds of dollars. The finished DIY project only costs $15 in materials!
West Elm Knock-Off Bench from Ursula Carmona of Home Made by Carmona
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Here's a basic bench frame that has a woven top made of jute and cotton cording. Along with the natural wood, it really adds a modern and casual feel to any room its in.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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If you're looking for an easy to build bench that makes a statement, this is the perfect DIY project for you. Plywood is simply covered with foam batting and then wrapped with a small area rug. The whole thing is held up with some mid-century modern hairpin legs.
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Woven Leather Bench
Here's another bench that has a woven top, but this one uses camel-colored leather strips. It uses a pre-built bench, similar to one that you'd find at IKEA so most of the work is already done for you.
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Easy Farmhouse Bench
Just two 2x4 boards are used to build this classic farmhouse-style bench. It costs less than $20 to build and comes together very quickly. This is the perfect choice for a first-time woodworker.
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Modern 2x4 Bench
This DIY bench plan builds a modern 2x4 bench that can be built in a single afternoon. This bench would look great anywhere in your home but it's also solid enough to keep outside, all year round. It would make a great addition to any outdoor seating that you already have.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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Mid-Century Triangle Leg Bench
This unique bench is inspired by mid-century design and showcases some unique triangle-shaped legs. It's a smaller bench and uses just 2x2s and 1x3s. Just because it's small doesn't mean this bench isn't a showstopper.
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Here's another plan for a bench that has a farmhouse style to it. In addition to the building instructions, you'll also find finishing directions for how to paint and distress the bench. This is a great straightforward project that will help you build a basic bench for your space.
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Modern Low Bench
This bench sits very low to the ground, giving it a modern and comfortable feel. You could use it as seating, but it really shines when being used as an elevated area for plants, books, pillows, or any other decorative item.
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This bench plan takes you from start to finish for building a bench that's made to be used outside in all sorts of weather. The X legs that are used give it instant style and will make it a great addition to your patio furniture.Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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Live Edge Wood Bench
This low-profile modern bench shows off a live edge cedar slab and metal hairpin legs. It's used here as a piano bench but it would work great in any small space area.
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Barn Beam Floating Bench
This unique DIY bench plan uses a salvaged barn beam. It's built as a floating bench, making it the perfect fit for a mudroom or entryway.
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Easy Garden Bench
You won't believe how easy it is to build this garden bench. With just a few materials and supplies you can build this bench that looks great outdoors but would also shine in an entryway. These are so easy that you'll want to build a group of them and set them wherever you have room. There's even a video in addition to written instructions so you can be sure to be successful.