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!


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  1. Are the 2×4’s you are using framing lumber? If they are how do you get them to look that nice? Do you have to really dig through the pile? Do you sand them? (sorry, this will be my first project and I’m full of questions)

    1. They are called select studs. They are just a little bit pricier than the cheapest studs. I get mine at Lowe’s and there are few that don’t look this nice. Hope this helps and good luck!

  2. I finally got my Kreg Jig and i will be starting on my sawhorses first. after that i might have to make this bench!!!! love, love love it. do you have any tips on how you select your wood?

    1. Hi Carolyn! Sorry!! Just saw this message… We always look for the straightest pieces we can find. Ash and I like to see knots when we are staining too, so we like to find pieces with lots!

  3. love the bench and the shelf/hooks above it… are the plans/instructions for that accessible somewhere on your blog as well?? Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. I love the bench it is absolutely adorable…this may be a sill question, but what is a Kreg Jig and how is it helpful in making the bench? Thank You!

    1. Hey Jesse! If you find a bed on Ana’s site that you like, you can modify the width of the bed to fit a king. You will just want to make sure to add some extra support boards under the bed to accommodate for the wider width. You can try asking Ana for exact size on her FB site too! Hope this helps!! 🙂

    1. Thank you Hannah!! YOu are sweet! We hired a contractor for the stained concrete when we had the house built. I wish I could say I did it, but not on this one 😉 Thanks again!!

      1. I was just about to ask the same thing, it looks amazing! What a great option to hardwood, how does it hold up (ie is it easy to clean, does it chip/scratch?)

  5. This is so gorgeous! I LOVE your design skills! 🙂 Can I just ask–What is your floor covering? Every time you post I oooh and aahhhh over your newest build, then ogle your floors. 😀