Make a DIY Industrial Style Scaffold Shoe Bench

This stylish, shoe rack / bench is probably the most practical piece of space saving furniture you could ever make.  And it is very easy to make.  It utilises dead space under the seating area for shoe storage by having a robust cable basket tray mounted on the base.  Fix casters to the feet for an even more flexible solution.  

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This is what we're making
This is what we're making

Build your own industrial style shoe bench from scaffold poles and boards

Source components for bench
Source components for bench

Download PDF for tips, dimensions and detailed component / cutting list

01: Remove scaffold band ends
01: Remove scaffold band ends

Using a claw hammer and screwdriver or blunt chisel, carefully remove band ends

02: Cut scaffold boards to size
02: Cut scaffold boards to size

Use two boards for width then cut them to length, not forgetting cross bearers

03: Sand and paint scaffold boards
03: Sand and paint scaffold boards

Whether used or new boards, sand and treat/paint to get desired finish

04: Replace scaffold board band ends
04: Replace scaffold board band ends

Re-position previously removed band ends and nails or buy new if you prefer

05: Assemble bench seat
05: Assemble bench seat

Screw short cross bearers to underside of long scaffold boards

06: Attach leg clamps for base
06: Attach leg clamps for base

Loosely assemble base to get position of leg clamps, then mark and screws in place

07: Assemble bench base
07: Assemble bench base

Put together tubes and clamps to create base - not forgetting cable tray clamps