If you have nook space or an alcove, or a closet you’d like to convert to a mudroom, a DIY floating bench is an inexpensive and easy way to add seating.  It’s also sturdy and very functional – about seven years ago, we built this mudroom bench and it still looks great and has held up well.

floating bench DIY

We also added trundle drawers underneath and a coat organizer above.

floating bench with drawers

Since this tutorial, we’ve seen some great customizations for this project!

built in hall tree

Julie added a back detail to make her floating bench look like a built in hall tree.  We also love the center leg for additional support for longer spans. More photos and details here.

floating bench in mudroom

We love this stained version with inset shelves by The Schmidt Home!  This is also brilliant because you can double stack tall boots over smaller shoes.  

floating bench mudroom  fold up bench

For a deeper bench, hinging the back up allows for easy access to taller boots – customization and photos by HMCTAGG

mudroom bench floating mudroom bench framing

This mudroom system by Mathew40SU is finished beautifully!  We love the stained bench seat that sits on top of the framing and front trim, and the back detailing.