7 DIY Easy to Make Wooden Benches

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DIY Wooden Benches

What's stopping you from making your very own bench? With the tutorials we're about to show you, there really is no excuse. From super simple (hello, cinder blocks!) to salvaged furniture, these seven solutions offer a variety of styles to fit any garden, entryway or porch.

What's stopping you from making your very own bench? With the tutorials we're about to show you, there really is no excuse. From super simple (hello, cinder blocks!) to salvaged furniture, these seven solutions offer a variety of styles to fit any garden, entryway or porch.

Use an Old Headboard

DIY Easy to Make Wooden Benches

What Makes It Stand Out: It's made from a bed. If you don't have an extra headboard taking up space in your garage, find one at a flea market, and then get to building. From salvaged to chic.

Credit: Charlotte Smith

What Makes It Stand Out: It's made from a bed. If you don't have an extra headboard taking up space in your garage, find one at a flea market, and then get to building. From salvaged to chic.

Explore an Industrial Edge

DIY Easy to Make Wooden Benches

What Makes It Stand Out: The legs are made of pipe. And the custom feet are made of corks. Simple, masculine, and totally on trend.

Credit: Tim & Mary Vidra, 17 Apart

What Makes It Stand Out: The legs are made of pipe. And the custom feet are made of corks. Simple, masculine, and totally on trend.

Paint Pallets

DIY Easy to Make Wooden Benches

What Makes It Stand Out: It's made from an average shipping pallet. But there's nothing average about it. And if you follow this tutorial all the way, how about those colors?

Credit: Sonya Nimri

What Makes It Stand Out: It's made from an average shipping pallet. But there's nothing average about it. And if you follow this tutorial all the way, how about those colors?

Go Easy With Cinder Blocks

DIY Easy to Make Wooden Benches

What Makes It Stand Out: Just about anyone can build this bench. Paint some cinder blocks and have the fellas at the hardware store cut the wood for you. Done.

Credit: Sarah Hamilton

What Makes It Stand Out: Just about anyone can build this bench. Paint some cinder blocks and have the fellas at the hardware store cut the wood for you. Done.

Save That Coffee Table

DIY Easy to Make Wooden Benches

What Makes It Stand Out: It was once a coffee table. (No one will ever know!) Also, the woven rope is an unexpected creative touch.

Credit: Charlotte Smith

What Makes It Stand Out: It was once a coffee table. (No one will ever know!) Also, the woven rope is an unexpected creative touch.

Combine a Table With a Bed

Combine a Table with a Bed

What Makes It Stand Out: This is upcycling at it's finest. Marrying both a coffee table and a headboard. For those who want to show off your crafty side.

Credit: Machelle Vanderhoeven and Malissa Levesque

What Makes It Stand Out: This is upcycling at it's finest. Marrying both a coffee table and a headboard. For those who want to show off your crafty side.

Transform a Storage Bench

Transform a Storage Bench

What Makes It Stand Out: It gives a modern makeover to an old, outdated piece. (Why buy new?) This one is for those who love scouring garage sales, flea markets and Craigslist.

Credit: Marisa Hice

What Makes It Stand Out: It gives a modern makeover to an old, outdated piece. (Why buy new?) This one is for those who love scouring garage sales, flea markets and Craigslist.

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