Make a Pretty Bench with Thrift Store Finds

A truly budget-savvy transformation.

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Try this DIY to add seating and storage to an entryway or mudroom. Watch the video above to see how cheap nightstands become a beautiful bench.

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Built-In Bench With Butcher-Block Top

An empty niche is filled with an easy-to-make wooden bench.

DIY Storage Bench With Rustic Industrial Style

Boost your entryway’s style and function with this DIY storage bench. You can stash shoes and other on-the-go essentials in the baskets, while the seat is the perfect place to slip on footwear before you head out the door. Distressed wood sides and a galvanized pipe rail lend rustic industrial flair to this piece.

Transform a Coffee Table Into an Upholstered Bench

Add a high-end touch to your bedroom on a budget. Learn how to upcycle an inexpensive coffee table into a luxe upholstered bench with leather strap details.

Build an Upholstered Storage Bench

Step-by-step instructions for creating a practical showpiece

How to Build a Toy Box Bench

Make a toy chest that doubles as a bench with these simple steps.

Make a Bench With Built-In Side Tables

A custom bench with side tables serves as a divider for an open-floor-plan living and dining room.

Make an Easy Kids' Coat Rack

This simple-to-build, kid-sized coat rack will provide the perfect place for little hats and coats to hang.

How to Add Color to a Boring Buffet

The DIY experts at HGTV Magazine recreated this flea market find. Here’s how you can, too.

Make a Mudroom Bench

Use these instructions to create a bench perfect for your mudroom.

Build Custom End Tables

Create deep, wall-mounted end tables by cutting a vintage bench in half. The tables take up less floor space and provide ample surface space.

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