DIY upholstered bench


A bench is the perfect piece of furniture for the foot of a bed. They are also nice fits for entryways and kitchen tables. Here's a DIY to get a custom bench for wherever you need it.

This DIY was featured in 'Two Couples In A Condo! Part 2: Decorate The Master Bedroom!', if you missed it watch it here.

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  1. Cut the 2"x2" into four 17" pieces, set aside.
  2. Cut the 2x4's into two 36" pieces and four 8" pieces.
  3. Drill the 36" pieces to two of the 8" pieces to build the base of the frame.
  4. Drill your 17" legs, on the inside of the base.
  5. Use the remaining 8" 2x4's to reinforce the legs by drilling them into the back of them.
  6. Spray paint the entire frame and let dry.
Upholstered Top:
  1. Cut your foam to the size of the 1"x16"x40" piece of wood.
  2. Hot glue the foam to the wood.
  3. Place the foam side face down onto the batting and wrap the batting around to the underside of the wood and staple in place. Staple the center of opposite sides first to ensure a snug and even fit. Take extra time to fold the batting in neat creases around the corners for an even and not clumpy look.
  4. Staple the fabric over the batting in the same manner that you did the batting (starting in the center of the opposite sides and taking care to fold even pleats at the corner for a clean finish. Trim the excess of the fabric underneath.
  5. Drill the underside of your upholstered seat of the bench to the base with your L brackets and you are finished! Take a seat!

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