About the Plan

This contemporary bench goes anywhere inside or outside of your home. Build it from nearly any wood, apply a clear finish, and set it in an entry way or at the foot of a bed. Or, make it from an outdoor-hardy wood—such as the white oak we used here—then apply a UV-blocking finish or stain, and set it on a deck or patio. It has only four different parts, and easily goes together in just a weekend, so no matter your skills or time constraints, this seat can’t be beat!