DIY Reclaimed Skinny Bench
Last week Glen and I built a DIY skinny reclaimed bench. We had an empty wall in our laundry room, which leads out to our deck, and I really wanted to style it with a bench, some baskets for towels and utility hooks for items we use.
This bench costs under 20 dollars ( free if you have the wood like us ), and it only took us a few hours to build, sand and stain!
These skinny reclaimed benches are all over the internet and can go for upwards of 3000 dollars, which is NUTS.
We decided to build our own and I’m so happy with how it turned out.
This bench is totally eye candy when I come into this room to do laundry, and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.
The key to getting this bench to look reclaimed is to beat it up with any random metal objects you have. You want to use as many different objects as you have.
Here’s a video on how we made the bench start to end – and the different metal objects I used.
We used pine wood for our bench as it’s cheap, and that way, if I ever get tired of the bench, I won’t sweat passing it on as it cost under twenty dollars.
I also used Flagship from Varathane to stain this bench. It looks very similar to our custom Beachwood stain!
Our home is tiny ( under 1,300 square feet with six of us living here ), so the spaces we do have, I’ve made sure to be very thoughtful with how I decorate.
This bench can be used as a decorative bench or a bench to sit on. It’s very versatile.
I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial for our DIY reclaimed skinny bench and if you try to make one, but sure you tag me at @jessicasaramorris on Instagram!
Hope you guys are all staying sane! T-minus 4 days until Christmas!