Making your own bench is an excellent weekend project and a great start for your woodworking journey. Check out the detailed tutorials below to see some of my favorite DIY benches and I’m sure you’ll find the perfect one for you!
Here’s one of the easiest outdoor benches you can build that doesn’t require any fancy tools – just a drill and a saw.
Stenciled furniture looks chic and expensive but as a DIY project, it’s quite frugal and more importantly, fun!
Having a bench on the patio is amazing. Just think about all those gorgeous summer days spent outside, relaxing. This project is also very functional – after all, one can never get enough storage and this bench has it all.
This double-x bench is perfect for small spaces, uses mostly 2x4s and it has easy to follow plans. It’s a classic design, easy to style and great to have on the porch.
Stacy made this modern bench as a knock-off and it really turned out amazing! It seems like the perfect entryway bench, but given its simple shape, it should blend in nicely almost anywhere in the house.
If you love the classic five-board bench style this project is for you. However, keep in mind this particular design uses more than five boards to give it extra sturdiness.
Bay windows are gorgeous, and a custom bench is just what’s needed to turn such a corner into a wonderful breakfast nook. More importantly, this post will teach you how to customize a bay window bench to the dimensions of your home.
Here’s a DIY outdoor bench with built-in storage and a wonderful rustic vibe. Vineta explains in detail what you need to do to make it resistant to the elements of weather so you can enjoy it for many years to come.
There’s nothing like a bit of upcycling and this headboard bench is a brilliant project with simple cuts that turns out very charming.
A hall three bench with built-in storage seems like the perfect entryway furniture, especially for small, narrow spaces.
I love it when people get creative and this DIY dining bench is a great example. It’s made from two IKEA refrigerator cabinets, so it has storage and also looks very comfy!
This color-blocked bench looks very trendy and would make a wonderful piece of statement furniture.
Having a functional mudroom is a must, especially for large families and this corner bench with under-seat storage definitely contributes to functionality. Check out the easy tutorial to learn how Kara made hers.
I’m sure many of us have a couple of old chairs past their prime. In that case, here’s a unique DIY bench made from two chairs (they don’t even have to be the same).
This cinder block succulent bench is amazing as it’s beautiful but also easy to make as the main “ingredients” are cinder blocks and some pine boards.
If you need a super simple bench, these free plans will help you make your own, even if you are a beginner in woodworking.
This classic entryway bench uses the Kreg Jig pocket hole system for super quick assembly and you can customize the paint or stain colors to make it look however you want.
A backyard fire pit is a great spot for spending evenings outside with family and friends but you will also need some benches. Brittany created these built-in fire pit benches you can make with cheap supplies and minimal skills.
Vintage furniture can be expensive but no need to break the bank and this gorgeous bench made from scrap wood is the perfect example.
This log bench looks wonderfully rustic and can make any space feel more welcoming. The best part is, this project is frugal and super easy!
Farmhouse style is now more appreciated than ever, and if you’re a fan this farmhouse bench project is for you. Free plans included, of course.
Cinder blocks are highly versatile and perfect for making outdoor benches that won’t be moved. This project uses only a few supplies and it truly couldn’t be any easier.
Drawing inspiration from a park bench, Anika created this stunning wooden bench with an industrial farmhouse look that seems more like an expensive Pottery Barn purchase than a DIY project.