Reclaimed Wood Bench

As a part of her mudroom remodel, Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust built a small bench where her kids could sit and put their shoes on. Being the resourceful gal that she is, Kristen used some old picnic table boards she found in a dumpster for the build. I love Kristen’s criss-cross design and the fact that she built this bench for FREE by using the reclaimed wood! You go, Girl!

diy mudroom bench

Kristen’s bench is similar to the Small Salvage Bench from Restoration Hardware.

rh small salvage bench

Find the tutorial to make your own at Lipstick and Sawdust.


  1. This is wonderful, thank you for sharing 🙂

    xoxo, Tanya

    • So glad you like it! Kristen has tons of great builds at her site. I love this bench design she came up with! 🙂