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DIY Leather Bench 2048x - DIY Leather Woven Bench

“Who knew a DIY Leather Bench could look so trendy”

I am seeing leather benches everywhere, so they must be the hot new thing right now, so I figured I’d jump on the bandwagon and create my own DIY Leather Bench.

“This post is sponsored by the Home Depot”DIY Leather Bench 6 1024x1024 - DIY Leather Woven BenchI wanted to take it a step further and give it a little pizzaz, so I decided to do a woven technique on the bench top, so now I have this cool DIY Leather Woven Bench and I’m so excited to finally share it with you guys.DIY Leather Bench 5 1024x1024 - DIY Leather Woven BenchThe best part is, I am bringing you the full tutorial and build video today so you can recreate your own. I mean this project is just too good to keep to myself. So let’s get to it!.

Dimensions

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Materiels/Tools

Bench

– 2x2s@ 6ft (Select Pine)

2 1/2″ Pocket Hole Screws

Drill and Impact Driver

Kreg Jig

Miter Saw

Kreg Right Angle Clamp

Bench Cut List

4 – 2x2s @ 48 1/4″

12 – 2x2s @ 13 1/2″

Bench Top

1 – Project Panel (16×48)

PolyFoam ( 2x27x76)

3M Spray Adhesive

1 Yard – Black Fabric

3/4″ Staples

Staple Gun

2 Yards – “Leather” Fabric (I used vinyl-Spot Cinnamon Whisper)

Craft Scissors

With a project like this, I know it’s much easier to follow along with a video, so I made sure to catch this process on camera to help make it easier on you guys. Enjoy!

Step 1: Assemble the Base

I used my handy dandy Kreg jig to create all of the pocket holes, along with my RIDGID Drill Driver, Industry Leading with 1,300 in.-lbs. of Torque and it comes along with an Impact driver. The better part is when you by the Drill and Impact Driver Kit, you get two tools free, know who wouldn’t want that?

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To help assemble the base, I used my Kreg right angle clamp and Ridgid Drill and Impact Driver. The Kreg Right Angle clamp really comes in handy while building because it sort of serves as a second hand.

IMG 3776 1024x1024 - DIY Leather Woven BenchThe Ridgid Impact Driver is the industry’s leading with 2,400 in.-lbs. of torque; and it features three speeds and three specialty modes for versatility. These two tools made making this base a breeze.

DIY Leather Woven Benhc 1024x1024 - DIY Leather Woven BenchBegin assembling the base by attaching the (48 1/4″) 2x2s to the (13 1/2″) 2x2s using a Kreg Jig on a 1 1/2″ setting, with 2 1/2″ 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. Use your  Kreg Right Angle Clamp to assist.

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Attach the two middle (13 1/2″) 2×2 to the assembled side using a Kreg Jig on a 1 1/2″ setting, with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue. and repeat both steps to create two bench base sides.  Use your  Kreg Right Angle Clamp to assist.

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Attach the two assembled base sides together with the four remaining (13 1/2″) 2x2s using a Kreg Jig on a 1 1/2″ setting, with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws to attach along with wood glue.  Use your  Kreg Right Angle Clamp to assist.

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The bench base should look something like this when you are complete.

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If you want a cleaner look, go back through and fill all of the visible pocket holes in the back. For help on how to easily fill pocket holes, check out my technique here.

Step 2: Create the Leather Woven Bench Top

Cut the polyfill down to the size of the project panel. You should cut about a 1/2″ around the project panel using craft scissors or tool of your choice.Screen Shot 2019 06 02 at 6.53.31 PM 1024x1024 - DIY Leather Woven BenchOnce the polyfill is cut, take your spray adhesive and spray the foam all over one side and attach it to the wooden project panel piece.Screen Shot 2019 06 02 at 6.55.44 PM 1024x1024 - DIY Leather Woven BenchCut your black fabric enough to where it slightly covers the bottom of the wooden project panel piece and secure it down with your staple gun.

DIY Woven Leather Bench 12 1024x1024 - DIY Leather Woven BenchBegin drawing lines on the back of your leather to create long strips. I used a 2×2 to make sure the lines were even and drew the lines with a sharpie.Screen Shot 2019 06 02 at 7.01.28 PM 1024x1024 - DIY Leather Woven BenchOnce your lines are all drawn, begin cutting the strips one by one using your craft scissors

IMG 3850 1024x1024 - DIY Leather Woven BenchCut out four little squares to add to the corners of the bench to ensure they get covered.Screen Shot 2019 06 02 at 7.06.20 PM 1024x1024 - DIY Leather Woven BenchOne by one, begin attaching each leather strap to the bench top. The straps should go directly beside each other. Do not overlap them because this may mess up the woven pattern, but get them as close as possible.Screen Shot 2019 06 02 at 7.07.52 PM 1024x1024 - DIY Leather Woven BenchRepeat the same exact thing for the other side so you have two sides that are secured down. Screen Shot 2019 06 02 at 7.09.39 PM 1024x1024 - DIY Leather Woven BenchFlip the bench over and begin weaving the side leather strips into the longer strips. Now this is the fun part, so have some fun with it. You will weave them all the way to the end.DIY Woven Leather Bench 11 1024x1024 - DIY Leather Woven BenchOnce you’re finished weaving, flip the bench over and start securing the loose straps down. When you’re securing the straps down, you’lle want to pull on the strip a little to make sure it’s nice and snug.

Screen Shot 2019 06 02 at 7.12.04 PM 1024x1024 - DIY Leather Woven BenchOnce all of the straps are secured down, remove any excess straps with your craft scissors. I then sat my bench top on my base to make sure it fit, and it definitely did.DIY Woven Leather Bench 10 1024x1024 - DIY Leather Woven BenchThere may be some people who are fine with their bench like this, with the natural wood, but I wanted my base to be black and WAAA-LAAAH! MY bench was complete and I am so excited with how it turned out.

DIY Leather Bench 4 1024x1024 - DIY Leather Woven BenchI definitely shocked myself with this Woven Leather, I think it looks straight out of a magazine, maybe I’m biased, but it looks darn good.DIY Leather Bench 5 b3a7a644 fe7e 44be 984a a7a675723863 1024x1024 - DIY Leather Woven BenchI can’t way for you guys to try it out yourselves.

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Thanks for reading guys. XOXO, Ashley

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15 Easy DIY Outdoor Lighting Ideas

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Your backyard should be a comfortable place that is enjoyable to spend time in. Something that is easy to forget about is the lighting. However, it can prove to be very useful and can even give your backyard that extra something it needed.

Summer is already here and that means backyard parties are about to be in full swing. If you are looking to really set your backyard apart, a new, unique, outdoor DIY lighting project can really do the trick.

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Lighting can really set the mood for an event. Luckily, there are many different styles you can choose from for your DIY lighting project. You can try any of these easy DIY outdoor lighting ideas if you want to really make your backyard glow!

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Shuttlecock Lights

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PVC Pipe Lights

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Canning Jar Lights

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Cupcake Lights

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Glow Jars

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Recycled Pallet Lights

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20 Cool DIY Garden Bed and Planter Ideas

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Gardening is a wonderful hobby, but also one that requires a lot of time, knowledge and dedication. While some people only have gardens for vanity or because they inherited the garden with their house, true hobbyist gardeners love to tend to their plants and watch them flourish.

Having said that, sometimes you need to be creative in your garden, either to fill a small space or get a different look that breaks the normal patterns you see in every other garden.

Arranging your flower beds in a unique way or customizing your planters can do wonders for the aesthetic of your garden. Not only that, though, creating this unique garden setting will challenge you and allow your creativity to flow in unexpected ways.

This project doesn’t need to come entirely from your gray mass though. In fact, we have put this article together to help you get started.

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These Cool DIY Garden Bed and Planter Ideas should certainly inspire you.

How about a wire spool planter in your garden

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Cute way to use an old rustic bed frame in the garden

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Old Boot Planters

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Spiral Raised Garden Bed

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Make a Flower Shaped Garden Bed for Your Vegetable Garden with Recycled Plastic Bottles

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Build tiered beds from wooden pallets

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Planter made from old towel and quick dry cement

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Growing Grass Head

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Side yard makeover started from building a garden bed

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Stones can be transformed in rustic and different planters for you decorate all your garden and house

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Upcycle 55 Gallon Drums for Raised Bed Gardens

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Connect plastic milk crates together to set up a garden bed

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Colorful Garden Bed Made from Painted Cinder Blocks

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DIY Concrete Hand Planters

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Take the umbrella, turn it upside down and stick it into the ground to transform it to a flower bed

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Recycle an old wagon wheel for a divided succulents bed

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15+ Cool DIY Coffee Station Ideas

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Coffee is pretty much a universal drink in the modern world. While people from different cultures may make, serve and drink it in different ways. it is pretty much safe to say that you can have coffee in virtually any country around the world.

Some people might prefer to have their espressos or lattes out of home and on the go, but it is always nice and important to be able to make and serve coffee when you’re hosting family or other guests, if nothing else.

Most people opt for small espresso machines nowadays, which they can set in a corner of their kitchen so it stays out of the way. Having a real coffee station, complete with the coffee machine, pods, cups, mugs. sweeteners and spoons is much nicer though, especially if you have one with wheels, which you can bring over to the entertainment area during parties.

So if you have the funds, space and are willing to go for it, we’d definitely recommend it for you to get or build a coffee station.

In fact, we’ve put these Cool DIY Coffee Station Ideas together to help make up your mind.

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Upcycled Dresser As Coffee Station

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Hide the coffee maker in a customized drawer

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It would be perfect for tiny useless space between the wall and your fridge

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DIY Black Pipe Coffee Bar Station

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Place a coffee cart or bar table in the front of the window

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Hide away a coffee station behind sliding cabinet doors

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You can build one in any unused corner space in any part of your home

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Indicate a small coffee bar by a wall quote made from reclaimed wood

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Fit in narrow space between two window seats

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Make use of a corner of your kitchen pantry or a dining room closet and dedicate it to your love for coffee

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Set up a coffee station above a trash can cabinet made with wooden pallets

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No Dedicated Space Available? Try this clever design with built-in espresso machine and a pull out shelf

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Claim a small space of your hallway and make it a coffee bar, and the wall of coffee cups display will be a focal point of your home

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One Pallet = One Coffee Bar

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Serve coffee on the dining table from a coffee station under the staircase

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Industrial Coffee Station Shelf

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