There’s a wide style of bench plans below that include benches with and without backs. They’re built in a variety of wood and some are painted while others are stained. With all these options, I’m sure you’ll find the perfect bench plan for your home. That’s My Letter has built this useful shoe storage bench and is giving away the plan for free. Included are diagrams and step-by-step building instructions so even the most novice of builders can take on this project.
Modern Lines – Austin Patterson Disston Architects: If you want to go simple, this is the way to do it. Clean white lines echo the rest of the space, and it can tuck under the table pushed against the wall when not in use.Log Bench – Hsu McCullough Architects: We love the juxtaposition of the natural log bench with the rest of this modern home. We’re guessing it’s a great conversation piece, too.
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Having a bench, instead of dining chairs, at your dining table can actually do a lot for your space. It makes the dining area look more spacious, because you are doing away with visual volume in the form of seat backs. Benches are also useful for squeezing in more people around the table — good when you have guests over! Also, in an open-concept dining area, having a bench doesn’t break the visual flow between spaces, since it is low-slung.
If you must ask why a dining table with bench seating is an option worth considering, here are a few advantages it offers. It makes your space feel less cluttered. It seats a good number of people. The options for size and design are numerous and multi-themed. It allows for a comfortable place to sit while maintains proximity to keep a party engaged during the meals
Square Table – Wanda Lozada Interior Design: We generally see benches used with long tables, but this square arrangement works as well. It’s a good way to provide contrast. Hideaway Seating – Kelly Donovan: The bench is perfect in this eat-in kitchen because tucking it under the table allows for the dining space to become another counter or prep space when necessary.