Interested in undertaking a high reward but low effort DIY project? Then why not start with the construction of a DIY bench? Combining modern technology and inspiration from the interior design trends, the MakeByMe design tool means building a DIY wooden bench could not be any simpler. Using our 3D design tool, you can look at existing wooden bench plans from other users or simply create your own. You’ll then receive a list of the materials necessary to construct a wooden bench that is versatile and can be suitable for any space in your home.
Is a simple wooden bench for you?
New to woodworking? Want to relax in your garden? Garden benches are among the simplest wooden pieces and make an easy starter DIY project. With a little thought put into the design, they provide a stylish outdoor seat for you to relax and enjoy nature. If the garden’s not your thing, then perhaps you want a storage bench? This can serve as a place to sit and remove your shoes when you get home, along with some added space to place objects in.
Speaking of shoes, shoe storage units are easy to build and can double up as classic block benches for your design space. You may not believe it, but a simple wooden bench can take as little as 15 minutes to build – especially when you’re following the clear instructions given to you by the MakeByMe design tool. Below we’ve gathered a few ideas for simple wooden benches, including garden benches.
Build a wooden bench for your specific needs
Already full of inspiration for bench ideas for your DIY wooden bench? Or do you still need to narrow it down? The first thing to consider when laying out your designs in the MakeByMe solution is whether you want a rustic or a more modern look for the finished piece. A rustic look offers a classic yet sophisticated finish whereas a modern look makes for a more contemporary finish. Deciding on a look will facilitate and guide you in the selection of materials for these simple and easy DIY projects.
Having selected your materials, the MakeByMe tool will enable you to take accurate measurements and easily adjust the virtual design of your bench. Fancy a slightly longer bench? Simply modify the dimensions. Want to try it in a different space? No problem. Once your design is set, consider the various types of finishes at your disposal and don’t be afraid to let your imagination run wild when coming up with your ideal DIY projects.
Now that you have the measurements of your wooden bench, you can see what materials and tools are needed. Then it’s time to build: make your vision into reality! And don’t let the fact you’re building your DIY outdoor bench yourself put you off – you already know this bench inside and out. You will have clearly mapped out the building steps with the guidance of the MakeByMe tool and HomeByMe community when designing it. One design we love, for example, is an octagonal bench around a tree in your yard. Sound too difficult? Not with MakeByMe!
Pre-designed simple wooden bench plans, just for you
Make sure to take advantage of the many resources available to you when considering simple wooden bench plans or embarking on your easy DIY wood bench project. There are countless resources available on the topics of garden benches, constructing outdoor seating and starting DIY projects. You can even be inspired by the plans other MakeByMe users have already created, ensuring that it will be an easy DIY process.
For you designers who dwell in more rural areas, consider farmhouse styles and designs specific to your environment. Simple wooden bench plans can make for a comfortable place for you to relax on the porch after a hard day looking after your land. In addition, a DIY outdoor bench – specifically a DIY storage bench – can make for a readily accessible area to store supplies. Or for those who prefer something more modern, consider sleek slatted benches.
There are countless stylish and imaginative ideas in all decor styles provided by MakeByMe and by the HomeByMe community. These ideas can then be adapted to suit your specific DIY projects and your unique home space. The virtual reality feature of the MakeByMe solution ensures you won’t have difficulties imagining your bench as it will look in your home!
Stress-free DIY wooden benches… and more
While a DIY wooden bench may seem daunting, it’s a great place to start with your MakeByMe journey. With 3 distinct phases for remodeling, including design, furnish, and decorate, we ensure that each DIY project will fit into the bigger picture. You may start by designing a bench, but who knows what you’ll end up creating!
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