How To Build An Abstract DIY Modern Low Bench

This Abstract DIY Modern Low Bench is the perfect DIY before the holiday’s kick-off and you’re looking for some extra seating!

An Abstract DIY Modern Low Bench by Lifestyle and DIY blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

If you’re anything like Jared or Kayla, you may be wondering what a DIY Modern Low Bench is and if I made it up.

At least, that’s what I gathered when they looked at me like I was crazy after declaring this idea a few weeks ago, haha.

If so, let me state my case

A modern low bench can be the perfect temporary solution for extra entertaining seating without blocking windows (like this), like a reading nook bench, a colorful bench for the little ones, or even to go along with a low floor table (like this DIY).

You can even scoot it under the bed for easy storage until your next party or rainy afternoon reading session to make it even more appealing.

Basically, the sky is the limit with this thing. You can leave it stained wood and simple or like mine with an abstract pattern on top and gold hairpin legs.

All you need to know to make your own is how to measure, use a drill, and paint. Super simple, right?!

An Abstract DIY Modern Low Bench by Lifestyle and DIY blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth
DIY Modern Low Bench

Materials & Tools Needed To Make A Abstract DIY Modern Low Bench

Pre-finished boards — We got these already cut to size at the home improvement store.

Wood stain and paints in the color of your choice

Hairpin legs — I also loved these.

Gold wood screws

Drill and drill bits

Wood glue

Clamps

Painters tape — Optional only for making painted designs/lines.

tools needed for DIY Modern Low Bench

How To Make An Abstract DIY Modern Low Bench

Since the wood is pre-cut and pre-finished, it makes this project easy peasy!

Step 1 — We wanted it to be a little more substantial than just one board thick. So we used wood glue to glue the two pieces together and let them dry while clamped. 

Modern Low Bench DIY
materials need for DIY Modern Low Bench
An Abstract DIY Modern Low Bench by Lifestyle and DIY blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Step 2 — Once the wood pieces were glued together, I sanded the edges and rough spots for a smooth finish.

Step 3 — Measure and mark where you’d like to place your pin legs in each of the four corners. I measured mine to be 1.5 inches from each edge.

DIY Modern Low Bench
DIY Modern Low Bench

Using a drill and the wood screws, drill each plate in place.

materials needed for DIY Modern Low Bench

Step 5 — Now for the decorating! Use painter’s tape to define which areas to paint or stain. I decided on a fun abstract pattern for the painted portions and left one edge to be stained.

Step 6 — Once the paint and stain were dry, I used permanent metallic gold adhesive paper to apply shapes to the pink portion of the bench for added interest.

And voila! You’re done. We styled the bench with some potted plants, a DIY Pattern Throw Pillow, and DIY Watercolor Throw Pillow.

Have I sold you on the low bench concept yet?! If so, check out our DIY Floor Seating Table which has the same low profile.

Not only is it cute, but it’s also easy enough to make while still being an equally impressive DIY, so you really can’t lose.

An Abstract DIY Modern Low Bench by Lifestyle and DIY blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth
DIY Modern Low Bench with pillow
DIY Modern Low Bench with throw pillow
DIY Modern Low Bench

Have I sold you on the low bench concept yet?! Not only is it cute, but it’s also easy enough to make while still being an equally impressive DIY, so you really can’t lose.

In case you’re looking for more easy DIY projects to try, here are a few of my favorites —

An Abstract DIY Modern Low Bench by Lifestyle and DIY blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

DIY Modern Low Bench

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This Abstract DIY Modern Low Bench is the perfect DIY before the holiday’s kick-off and you’re looking for some extra seating!
Prep Time1 hr
Drying time2 hrs
Total Time3 hrs
Course DIY

Equipment

  • Drill and drill bits
  • Clamps

Materials

  • Pre-finished boards  We got these already cut to size at the home improvement store.
  • Wood stain and paints in the color of your choice
  • Hairpin leg
  • Gold wood screws
  • Wood glue
  • Painters tape Optional only for making painted designs/lines.

Instructions

  • We wanted it to be a little more substantial than just one board thick. So we used wood glue to glue the two pieces together and let them dry while clamped. 
  • Once the wood pieces were glued together, I sanded the edges and rough spots for a smooth finish.
  • Measure and mark where you’d like to place your pin legs in each of the four corners. I measured mine to be 1.5 inches from each edge.
    Using a drill and the wood screws, drill each plate in place.
  • For decorating, use painter’s tape to define which areas to paint or stain. I decided on a fun abstract pattern for the painted portions and left one edge to be stained.
  • Once the paint and stain were dry, I used permanent metallic gold adhesive paper to apply shapes to the pink portion of the bench for added interest.
Cost: $50
KEYWORD: diy modern lowbench

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