Build a storage bench from a repurposed bookshelf!

Bookshelf Turned Bench

Do you need a storage bench? Then make one the easy way by repurposing a bookshelf!

The DIY storage bench you see above was built to serve as a window bench. It is made with Ikea’s Expedit bookshelf and stainless steel legs. The seat cushion is DIY as well, using an inexpensive foam from a local store.

Bookshelf Turned Bench

It’s very easy to build because you basically just put the parts together and that’s it! Not a lot of measuring  and wood cutting to do, and also no sewing involved.

We also love that this furniture piece is not built-in (which is another reason why this project  is easy). You can  always move the unit if you need to or relocate it to wherever you want.

We say it’s a clever version of a window bench and a great option for an entryway bench!

What do you think? Is this going to be your next DIY project?

You’ll need these materials:

  • Shelving Unit
  • 2 sets 4″ Legs
  • MDF Board
  • Foam
  • Quilt Batting
  • Fabric of choice

And these tools:

  • Cordless Drill
  • Marker
  • Electric Kitchen Carving Knife
  • Staple Gun

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You can get step-by-step from Mommy Vignettes over here

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