With the free woodworking plan that you can download on this page you can make decorative bench with storage area underneath the seat.

Durable, practical, decorated and simple in construction. This wooden bench is a very useful piece of furniture in almost any room, especially in the entrance hall, before a window or in front of a shoe cabinet. All the material used in the making of this bench is 22mm (7/8in) thick, excepting the Stretcher (Part 5), which is 19mm (3/4)in thick. The bench can be made from any of the furniture woods and finished with paint, stain, veneer, oil...


Bench with storage area plan
Project type
Project difficulty
Skill level
for DIY enthusiasts
for intermediate experienced woodworker
Level of workshop equipment
Hobby – Hand tools, power tools and machines
Applied woodworking joints
Keyed mortise and tenon joint
Dado joint

The bench has an overall height of 441mm (17 3/8”), width of 1143mm (45”), and depth of 300mm (11 /3/16”).

If you decide to make a bench according to our plan, it will be suitable for seating two adults and the storage area will be 839mm (33'') x 184mm (7 1/4'') x 70mm (2 3/4).


As you can see in the picture and the drawings, the bench is not only functional but also very beautiful and antique looking. You can decorate the bench with various patterns, and the ones you choose can very much affect its appearance. The patterns can be colored, cut in scroll saw technique or carved as a wood engraving. This way you can create your authentic bench that will, if placed rightly, attract everyone’s attention.


Assembly drawing
Bench with storage area - Assembly drawing

You can download the whole plane for this bench in pdf format; also, find at your disposal a NURBS 3D model in stp file format.

We have designed this plan so that you get an idea of ​​how a simple object like a bench can be decorated using various wood decoration techniques. Imagine this bench without the patterns we have drawn and compare what it looks like in the picture (or when you open the 3D model) with the patterns, and you will clearly see what we are talking about.

Download scroll saw and carving patterns: Scroll saw panel - DWG, SVG and EPS format


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Submitted by Ceh Jan