How To Build A DIY Storage Bench

How To Build A DIY Storage Bench | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image Credit: Paul Tran DIY via YouTube


I’ve always wanted to try to make a simple multipurpose storage bench but thought that they might be too difficult or more expensive to make than store-bought. Just recently, I found this channel, Paul Tran DIY, and immediately change my mind. His instructions were pretty clear, simple, and straightforward. I knew I had to try this one, and I did! The result was pretty impressive, not bad for the first try. You should give this project a try as well, it’s so fun to do.



  • 2*4*8 Lumber
  • 0.5″ Plywood
  • Kreg Screws
  • Wood Screws 2 Inch
  • Furniture Felt Pads
  • Wood Glue
  • Sand Paper
  • White Paint + Primer
  • Piano Hinge
  • Bench Lid Hinge
  • Soft Close Dampers
  • Power Drill
  • Brad Nail Gun
  • Circular Saw
  • Miter Saw
  • Router
  • Kreg Jig


Step 1

Cut the lumber into 11.5 inches (6 pieces), 50 inches (4 pieces), and 13.5 inches (6 pieces). Attach the 50″ boards to the 13.5″ boards using wood glue and 2-inch wood screws from the top and bottom. Use 1.5″ Pocket holes on the bottom of the frame and attach them with wood glue and 2.5-inch Kreg screws. Measure your plywood and cut the panels, then apply wood glue and nail on all of the edges. To create the bench lid, cut out 2.5″ x 20.25″ x 0.75″ (2 pieces) and round over the edge.

Easy To Build DIY Storage Bench
Image Credit: Paul Tran DIY via YouTube


Step 2

Attach to the top with wood glue and brad nails. The back border piece will need to be cut to the length of 2.5″ x 46″ x 0.75″. Attach the bench lid using the piano hinge. Now, for the bench feet, cut 2 pieces of 3″ x 20″ x 0.75″, then attach them using wood screws and glue, and apply the furniture felt pads. Fill in all your brad hole nails with caulking or wood filler before painting. Do a light sanding on all surfaces, then apply white primer and paint.

Easy DIY Storage Bench Tutorial
Image Credit: Paul Tran DIY via YouTube


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How To Build A DIY Storage Bench

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