It’s a great day to share a ton of one board challenge projects! My buildy friend Jen at House of Wood organized this Build It Blog Hop challenge whereby DIY bloggers take one board and build anything. No rules except it can only be a 1x8x8 board. So I made a cute little bench and I’m sharing the plans down below.
A DIY tutorial to build a bench using only one board of lumber. Make this cute and versatile bench with only one board.
Please be sure to stop by all these awesome DIY bloggers to see exactly how creative everyone can be with one board:
- Katie @ Addicted 2 DIY – rustic X back stool
- Sandra @ Sawdust Girl – three tiered display shelf
- Brittany @ Pretty Handy Girl – plenty of storage cabinet
- Brad @ Fix This Build That – kids bookshelf
- Jenn @ Build-Basic – round mirror frame
- Mindi @ My Love 2 Create – floating nightstand
- Amy @ Her Toolbelt – kids step stool
- Pauline @ My Altered State – indoor planter box
- Bethany @ Sawdust & Embryos – geometric art
- Kim @ The Kim Six Fix – planter box
- Sarah @ The Ugly Duckling House – modern step stool
- Elisha @ Pneumatic Addict – 3 leg end table
- Jessica @ Decor Adventures – plant stand
- Karah @ the space between – wood shelves
- Emily @ Merrypad – modern shelf
- Jen @ The House of Wood – folding lap desk
Below is my one board challenge project including the plans to build your own!
I made a simple bench perfect for our kids bathroom which has zero counter space.
A place to put your ditty bag, hairbrush, anything really. Or you could sit on it too!
Below are the step by step instructions including materials and cut lists:
- 1 – 1x8x8 pine board
- wood glue
- kreg jig
- 1 ¼” pocket hole screws
- 2 – 1×8 @ 17 5/8”, both ends 10 degree bevel parallel (legs)
- 1 – 1×8 @ 22” (seat)
- 1 – 1×8 @ 20 1/8” short end to short end, both ends 10 degree bevel NOT parallel (cross support)
Step 1: Legs. Attach legs to seat 2” from seat edge. Use glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.
Step 2: Cross support. From the underside attach cross support to legs using glue and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.
Sand well. I painted this bench Rustoleum Chalked ultra matte paint in serenity blue, two coats. Then distressed the edges slightly and sealed with clear wax.
This little bench is simple to make yet so useful and only takes one board to build.
Another one board project idea: kids cubby organizer: