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An Abstract DIY Modern Low Bench by Lifestyle and DIY blogger, Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth
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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!
Prep Time1 hr
Drying time2 hrs
Total Time3 hrs
Course: DIY
Keyword: diy modern lowbench
Cost: $50


  • Drill and drill bits
  • Clamps


  • 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.


  • 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.