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Make this gorgeous DIY Entryway Bench for under $12

I walk you through building a simple modern entryway bench step-by-step.

An entryway bench is a place to pause – whether for you as you’re getting ready to go out or settling back in after coming home – or for guests as they to begin to get comfortable as they arrive.

Watch the video below for the full how-to and grab the free plans / cut list PDF here.

DIY modern Entryway Bench

Entryway benches are a must have. They create a perfect space to act as a springboard for coming or going — with a place to slip on shoes before you leave or rest your bag as you come in.

It can be hard to find a bench that fits your entryway perfectly.

Whether you have a narrow space, and odd-shaped entry, or it’s just overly small, in many cases its far easier to DIY a bench that is custom for your space. This bench design is super simple and an easy project to tackle in about an hour (+ time to let dry).

Bench Dimensions:

36 in. (3ft) long X 16 in. deep X 17½ in. tall

My entry is pretty small, so I chose to build a bench to fit my shorter wall. That wall is 42″ so a 36″ bench makes the perfect size to still be able to have decor elements next to it.

If you need a longer bench, these plans are SUPER easy to customize to better fit your space, just swap the two 2″x8″x36″ with 2″x8″x___” boards to make the bench as long as you need it for your entry.

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   How to style your Entryway Bench

Decor elements give your bench personality and help create a warm welcome for guests and some functionality for you as you leave and return home.

Some people like to load up their bench with all sorts of decor, but I like to keep it simple, elegant, and a little practical — especially for a bench like this one that is pretty small.

My must-haves for styling a bench are a couple pillows to add texture or color — they also help make the bench more comfortable.

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I also like a basket or bin underneath for storage — ours is mostly filled with our favorite shoes for easy access, but you can also store your entry essentials like a pop-up umbrella, flashlight, etc.

Some optional elements include a vase with fresh or faux greenery. My bench wasn’t really long enough for this, but if you have a longer bench its a great way to add life and balance to the other end.

I also display a pair of boots under my bench — not only for easy access, but also because some pairs of shoes are just too adorable to be hidden away.

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NEVER SKIP BRUNCH by Cara Newhart

I'm Cara, the designer & Chief Creative Enthusiast behind Never Skip Brunch. I'm a color & prints obsessed DIY queen who's here to help you create a beautifully lived-in life through home design advice and chic DIY tutorials I want to channel all the good vibes & 'grammable moments of brunch & curate a space that helps you grow your crafty side so you can make like a pro.

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  1. I have a ton of 2 inch wood screws lying around, do you think they would be okay? I’m just starting to be a diyer so thought I’d ask and see if you knew!

    • Those would probably work fine! You can also sink them a little deeper by pre-drilling a hole as wide as the screw head and 1/2 deep then screwing them down into that hole.

      Let me know if you have more questions!

      Cara

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