DIY Door Entry Bench


If you happen to have an old door just standing in your garage or workshop, then this project might be a practical way to reuse it. This entry bench is made from two leftover solid wood doors from a previous hallway closet conversion project.

Solid wood doors are perfect building blocks for making your own entry bench. They’re very sturdy, easy to work with, and require very little modification. They can be painted or stained depending on the finish you prefer.

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This entry bench is perfect for storing bags, coats, caps, keys, shoes, and other items you usually leave in the entry. It even has a built-in drawer! The size is also perfect as it doesn’t take a lot of hallway space.

Buying a new entry bench or making one from scratch can be expensive. This entry bench on the other hand is unbelievably affordable. Most of the timber is either reclaimed or scrap, and all that is needed to be bought are the hardware and finishing materials that only cost around $53!

DIY Door Entry Bench

Could you use one of these in your home? What would you change to improve the potential of this entry bench?

You’ll need these materials:

  • 2 Old Doors
  • Old Shelf/Extra Wood Board from previous projects
  • 3/4″ Plywood
  • Wood Glue
  • Full Extension Drawer Glide
  • Hooks and Drawer Pull
  • Paint and Wood Finish

And these tools:

  • Sander
  • Table Saw
  • Kreg Jig
  • Paint Brush

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Thanks to The Friendly Home for this great project. You can get step by step instructions here

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