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One-Board-Bench DIY

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The idea for this easy, quick, and budget-friendly project came about when I asked Mister Kippi at Home to make a pattern for a versatile bench that I could make by myself. Once again, he hit it out of the park and made me a pattern for the One-Board-Bench. I could not wait to share the results with you. We needed extra seating for an event, and this bench was the best idea to keep us on budget. If you have been reading my blog, you know I especially LOVE DIY projects and getting my hands dirty. Paint, wood, sandpaper, wax, stencils, etc., are the basic elements for happiness around my home and garden.

One-Board-Bench tower

One-Board-Bench tower

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After I made the first one, I could not stop myself from making a few more benches hence the three benches pictured in this post. The One-Board-Bench is perfect for welcoming visitors on your porch, also providing extra seating at the dining table; it could be used as a rustic coffee table or as a bench at the end of a bed.

Sunny bench with stars and stripes pillows

Sunny yellow bench with stars and stripes pillows

Welcome Visitors with a Bench

Welcome Visitors with a Bench

Cozy seat at the end of the bed

A cozy seat at the end of the bed

End of the bed bench seat for putting on socks and shoes, storing extra blankets, clearly a much needed and enjoyed the addition to a bedroom. The One-Board-Bench can be used in various ways, which makes this project absolutely fun and useful.

DIY One-Board-Bench

Large Rustic bench:
Relax for an afternoon coffee and sweet treat on this rustic bench

Relax for an afternoon coffee and sweet treat on this rustic bench

Small queen bee bench

For my smallest One-Board-Bench, I painted and added a stencil.

Medium deer and wreath bench:
One-Board-Bench with deer and wreath stencil

One-Board-Bench with deer and wreath stencil


I wanted to add a touch of whimsy to my medium size One-Board-Bench. I used two DBP stencils (wreath and deer) and two of the paint colors I used on the other benches. When they are not in use, I planned to stack them up to store and display to this end they needed to coordinate.

How to Make a One-Board-Bench

This bench has been used used for everything under the sun and I think you are going to enjoy having one too. 

One-Board-Bench board cuts

One-Board-Bench board cuts

Rustic bench underside

Rustic bench underside

This photo shows pocket screws for assembly, which obviously was my choice since the screws are concealed. It makes for a cleaner and more professional look.

For more information on making these benches, please download instructions and start making some of your own today!

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Happy Crafting,


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