5 Super Creative Benches You Can Build

You're about to get benched – and we mean this in the best of ways. If you've been thinking about building a homemade bench for your home or garden, look no further than these 5 creative DIYs.

DIY Benches
credit: Marisa Hice | Tim and Mary Vidra | Sarah Hamilton

1. Turn an Old Coffee Table Into a Woven Bench Seat

You'll be amazed at . (Now aren't you glad you didn't sell that old table on Craigslist?)

Woven rope bench
credit: Charlotte Smith

2. Create an Eye-Catching Seat From a Plain Pallet

What can't a pallet do? Now it's just showing off. Find out how to . Some disassembly required.

Pallet bench
credit: Sonya Nimri

3. Build a Super Cool Industrial Bench Seat

When plumbing and wood come together, they can't help but . Your entryway wants this. No, it needs this.

Industrial bench made with wood and pipes
credit: Tim & Mary Vidra, 17 Apart

4. Use Simple Materials to Make an Outdoor Bench

We're not kidding when we say simple. Pre-cut wood and painted cinder blocks make a no brainer.

Outdoor bench made of wood and cinder blocks
credit: Sarah Hamilton

5. Before & After: Wooden Storage Bench Makeover

See how a fuddy-duddy flea market find turns into a piece of furniture.

Storage bench
credit: Marisa Hice

Laurie Gunning Grossman

Laurie Gunning Grossman

Laurie Gunning Grossman is an editorial director at eHow and has contributed to numerous online publications including Fine Living, The Cradle, Modern Mom and Disney's Babyzone. Her interest and expertise focus on lifestyle content, including design & decor, food, health & wellness, DIY and family life.