When I’m entertaining, especially in the spring and summer, I’m often looking for ways to add extra seating without it being intrusive and noticeable. Having to use chairs means there will be a lot of potential clutter, which is difficult if you want a free-flowing party with mingling, dancing, or games.
That’s where this homemade pipe bench comes in — it’s affordable, easy, and can seat more than one person. It can also be disassembled and put up for the next time you want to have a backyard BBQ, garden party, or evening soiree.
This type of furniture would also look good in a house with an industrial bent, or even in a cafe, coffee shop, or at special events such as weddings. If you have a catering company or own another small business where seating is required, this could potentially be a lot cheaper than trying to purchase a large amount of chairs.
To make one pipe bench, you’ll need a wooden board, the proper tools, and the following pipe materials: elbow fittings, T fittings, 10″ nipples, 12″ nipples, and end caps. You can have the wooden board measured and cut at the store to save you time, if you prefer.
If you’d like to learn more about making your own bench, you can see the tutorial as well as a supplies list on Homemade Modern.