DIY Bench for the Entryway – $15!

Hey friends!!

I recently had an itch to change out the bench in my entryway.  Staying on my ‘shanty’ budget, I started skimming Ana’s site for some ideas.  I ran across her Providence Bench and fell in LOVE.

My favorite parts….

It cost me under $15 to build… Yup! Love that!

It took me a couple hours to build and finish… Woohoo!

Here is how she turned out…

This was a very simple build.  I used 2 – 2×4’s and 3 – 2×6’s to build the entire thing!

I also used my Kreg Jig® to assemble it.  Here are a few tips on where I put my pocket holes.

This is the bottom inside of the legs….

And the top of the legs…

I also used the Kreg Jig® to plank the top of the bench before attaching it to the base.

This is the back of each of my diagonal pieces.  I wasn’t worried about covering the pocket holes because I knew they would be facing the wall.

And my bottom piece was attached like this…

I used 1 1/4″ screws through the bottom into the planks to attach the top.  I also used Gorilla Wood Glue for all of my joints.

That’s it!  I gave everything a coat of Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Dark Walnut.

I love how versatile this bench is!  I think I could use it in almost any room of my house!  It’s so cute and did I mention it was $15?? Yah.  That definitely fits my budget!  Here are just a few more pics…

I also love that using these plans you can really modify the bench to any length you need!  Way to go on these FAB plans Ana!

Thanks so much for stopping by guys!  I would love for you to share and PIN this below!  Have a wonderful week!



  1. Kaisey on August 20, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Do you have measurements for the legs and everything?

  2. Jessica on April 22, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Beautiful brench! What are the exact measurements of the cuts ?

  3. queenbiotch on July 13, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Made replica of this bench. Cost $36 and took one week with all staining and polyurethane finish coat. Still a great deal but could never have made for $15

  4. Stacey on August 18, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    My screws have just been falling out of my pine and I’ve tried both fine and coarse threaded screws with my Kreg Jig, any suggestions?

  5. lfhpueblo on August 3, 2013 at 10:26 pm


  6. Stacey on August 3, 2013 at 9:48 am

    What color stain did you use, I LOOOOVE that color!

    • Dominique Hanson on August 25, 2013 at 12:17 am

      “I gave everything a coat of Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Dark Walnut” From above

  7. Cathy Jo on August 3, 2013 at 9:41 am

    What is your flooring? It is gorgeous!!

  8. Jamie Scholting on April 26, 2013 at 11:23 am

    The PDF version of the plans has an “error”. Do you know how I can get the plans another place? Thanks.

  9. Lisa Spencer on November 17, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    What is the height & length of your bench? I absolutely love it!

  10. Sarah Yeager on November 8, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    I’m in love!!! All of the details of your entry space are perfect. I just have issues building things..maybe this will be a good one to start with. I wish I could buy one from you;)

  11. C.Pastir on October 1, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Where did you find the cute pillows in the basket that is in your entryway?

  12. Sj on September 8, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Where did you buy your front door from?? It is absolutely gorgeous!

  13. Megan on September 5, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Do you ever do a protective coat of poly or anything like that on your wood projects? if so, what do you use?

  14. Amanda on September 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I love your front door!!

    • Sarah Inman on August 3, 2013 at 10:11 am

      I was about to say the same thing! It’s gorg!

  15. Mist on August 28, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Where did u get the shelve from? I have a hard time finding ones that can hold weight and look nice

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