DIY: Easy Entryway Bench

After my shoe storage transformation project the other side of my entryway was missing something and I couldn’t quite put my finger on it until it dawned on me that the empty space along the wall would be the perfect place to put a bench. I wanted to make something that was quick and cheap and boy did I meet my goals when it came to this project. Everything came together and was finished in under a day.

To help you get started, here is a list of the supplies you will need:

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I first started out by measuring my 2×6 and cutting it down to my desired length. For my bench to fit perfectly in the area I envisioned it in I ended up cutting two pieces of wood 29 inches long.

Next I began to measure where I wanted the legs of my bench to be screwed in to the wood and made marks with a pencil to ensure they lined up correctly.

After I completed measuring everything and triple-checking that everything would line up perfectly I began to screw in the legs and the flat brackets to give the bench some more support.

Once the bench passed a rigorous quality inspection from the Su”purr”visor it was time to bring it in the garage and begin staining it. To get in between the crack of the bench I used a thin paint brush and it worked wonderfully.

Now was time for the final step of this easy-peasy project – adding the brass edge guards to each corner. This step took less than 3 minutes and elevated the look of the bench tremendously. Is it weird that I’m already planning a huge art project to hang above this bench?

More to come,


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