Hey Everyone! I’ve been working hard on our mudroom and this week I worked on the built in bench. In our last house I did a floating wood bench and it never felt super sturdy. My husband’s one request was that this one was NOT wall mounted.
I was able to build this using one piece of 4×8′ 3/4″ plywood which was under $30. I assembled it using trim nailer. Then I added trim pieces to the fronts of the boards to help them look more finished. Once it was all assembled I painted it using my paint sprayer. The butcher block top was a remnant from our kitchen counters that I’ve had sitting in my garage. I put a coat of walnut stain on it and then attached it to the top of the bench. Then I secured the entire bench to the walls and studs using screws.
Once the bench was built I used 8″ shiplap, a piece of MDF, and a piece of stained pine to create a hook wall and picture ledge.
Here it is all finished with these gorgeous hooks from D. Lawless hardware. To shop the rest of the mudroom you can click on the images below:
Because I had the butcher block remnant, this entire project came in under $100. I hope that this post showed how simple building a basic piece like this really is! If you’re considering building furniture, a basic bench like this is a great place to start! To see more pictures of this mudroom, head to the reveal post here!
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