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. 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!

  2. Do either you or Ana have the measurements for a King Bed? We LOVE the entire room and CAN’T wait to do the pieces! Thanks a ton!

    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!! 🙂

  3. Love this, I think I will try this but longer to go with a rustic table! I gave you guys a link on my website!! Love your work 🙂 I pinned it too

    1. You are so sweet Heidi!! Thanks so much! I can’t wait to see yours when you get it all finished!

  4. Love this & I love your floor- what stain did you use for it? Did you do a tutorial on your floor too? You are amazing! <3

    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. 😀