18 DIY Weight Benches to Make Working Out Simple!

by craftyclub

If you’ve been on the hunt for a great DIY weight bench, you’ve come to the right place! 

Exercise is an important part of any daily routine. It lowers blood pressure, aids in weight loss, and reduces the risk of many diseases. Lifting is a great exercise, as it increases stamina and helps you to build important muscle groups! 

Gym memberships can be expensive and it’s much safer and cleaner to workout at home! You can save money by building a DIY weight bench. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best out there! 

1. Simple Wooden Bench Press DIY

How to Build a DIY Workout Bench Press
How to Build a DIY Workout Bench Press (via TheDiyPlan)

We are kicking off our list with this great wooden workout bench press! It’s simple, cost-effective, and comes in handy when you want to work out, but you don’t want to see other people.

2. Awesome Adjustable Wooden DIY Workout Bench

DIY Fully Adjustable Wooden Weight Bench - How to Build - Gym Tutorial
DIY Fully Adjustable Wooden Weight Bench (via Mind Your Creativity)

This one is FANCY! 

It is fully adjustable, meaning you get a great range of motion and can complete numerous exercises with it. This is great for working out, as the more options you have in a home gym the better!

Grab some wood and get to building, it’s not going to build itself!

3. Great Budget DIY Weight Bench

How To Make A Weight Bench Tutorial, Diy Bench Press, Home Gym, For Beginners
How To Make A Weight Bench Tutorial (via Tolu Frimpong)

If you’re on a budget and think that you can’t afford to have a weight bench, you’re wrong! 

This awesome DIY cost only $50 to make and it looks like it came straight from a catalog. Most gym memberships alone are more than $50 a month, can you imagine how much money you’re going to save using this beautiful thing? 

Go ahead and start planning that vacation now. 

4. Very Easy DIY Weight Bench

homemade WEIGHT BENCH easy to build
Homemade Weight Bench Easy To Build (via De kluszusjes)

If you don’t have a lot of building skills, that’s okay! This is the DIY for you. 

It uses some basic materials to get the job done and is a very bare-bones version of a weight bench, but that’s all you need sometimes! If you’re on a budget or on a time crunch, this works great!

Later down the road, you can make a cushion and add more decorative features. 

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5. Fancy DIY Adjustable Workout Bench

DIY adjustable workout bench
DIY adjustable workout bench (via Shitnami Tidal Wave)

This one looks like it cost hundreds of dollars, but you’re in for a great surprise when you find out how little it actually cost! 

The wood can be stained to match the furniture in your home, making this a more attractive weight bench than most. Crack your back on it, lift some weights, the options are endless!

6. Wonderful Wooden Gym Bench DIY 

How to build a GYM Bench - Homemade GYM
How to build a GYM Bench – Homemade GYM (via DIY Creators)

A gym bench is so versatile and can be used for so many different things, any home gym isn’t complete without one! 

If you’re looking for a DIY that leaves you with a piece that looks like it belongs in a fancy gym, this is the one for you! Paint it, stain it, make it yours! 

7. Spacious Storage Workout Bench DIY

Diy Workout Bench With Storage
Diy Workout Bench With Storage (via Jaime Costiglio)

This is one of the most unique workout benches out there because it comes with a TON of storage underneath. When you think about it, there’s just a bunch of dead space underneath most of these things. Why not make it functional? 

This is perfect for stowing away weights, cables, or any of your gym equipment that you don’t want to leave laying around. 

8. Space Saving Weight Bench-Coffee Table Combo DIY

Two-in-one: Build your own weight bench that you can also use as a coffee table
Build your own weight bench that you can also use as a coffee table (via Bosch Diy)

If you live in a studio or an apartment without a dedicated workout room, you may be looking at this list thinking “None of these would fit in my space!” Don’t worry, I’ve got one just for you. 

This incredible weight bench is also a coffee table, allowing it to serve two different functions at once!

9. Casual Concrete DIY Weight Bench Tutorial

DIY Concrete Weight Bench
DIY Concrete Weight Bench (via HomeMadeModern)

Looking for something sturdy? Why not make a weight bench out of concrete? 

This DIY will get the job done and last for years to come! Just don’t stub your toe on it. 

10. Versatile DIY Weight Bench – Patio Bench

Weight Bench (5 Position,Flat/Incline) Doubles As Patio Bench
Weight Bench (5 Position,Flat/Incline) Doubles As Patio Bench (via Instructables)

Another awesome versatile weight bench! This one doubles as a patio bench, making it perfect for.

11. DIY Strong and Sturdy Weight Bench Tutorial

The strongest bench you'll never buy
The strongest bench you’ll never buy (via Homemade Strength)

Though she is little, she is FIERCE!

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This little weight bench is sturdy and will support you as you lift your weights and reach your dreams. You’ll never have to worry again about paying for your gym membership because this thing is going to have your back through it all! 

Get to building, friend!

12. Simplistic but Elegant Bench Press DIY

DIY Bench Press | How to make a weight bench
Diy Bench Press | How To Make A Weight Bench (via HomeMadeModern)

This one is pretty sleek and almost looks like a piece of furniture due to all of the colors. 

The great thing about building a DIY weight bench or bench press is that you can truly customize it to your liking. Paint it, stain it, decorate it, do whatever you want to make it truly yours! Just because it’s a weight bench doesn’t mean it has to be plain. 

This is your chance to get creative!

13. DIY Steel Long Lasting Weight Bench

How To Make A Diy Weight Bench
How To Make A Diy Weight Bench (via I Like To Make Stuff)

Steel is great because it is easy to clean, easy to maintain, and is very sturdy for any project.

This DIY weight bench will take an afternoon to complete, but with the right tools and a bit of patience, you’re going to have a piece of gym equipment that will be put to use for many years to come!

14. Basic Wooden Weight Bench DIY

DIY Gym Equipment Projects To Make At Home // Build Your Own Weight Bench
DIY Gym Equipment Projects To Make At Home (via Woodworking Skill)

If you want something without all of the fancy stuff, this is the one for you! 

It’s simple, but it is sturdy and it gets the job done. I love it because it is really a blank canvas that allows you to customize it to fit in with your space. Paint it, or don’t. This is your weight bench, after all!

15. Simply Strong DIY Weight Bench Tutorial

Super strong homemade weights bench
Super Strong Homemade Weights Bench (via Jcardy)

If you’re getting into weightlifting because you need to lose weight and you’re worried about finding a weight bench that will support you fully and comfortably, don’t worry about it! 

This weight bench is incredibly strong and is going to make things much easier and less stress free as you begin your fitness journey. 

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With the right tools and some wood, you can make this on a rainy day and enjoy it every day from then on out. 

16. Very Simple Wooden Weight Bench DIY

Adaptive Workout Bench
Adaptive Workout Bench (via Only Slightly Southern)

This is an incredibly simple DIY, so even if you’re not typically comfortable building things it’ll be easy for you. 

I’ve said it a million times, but I’ll say it again, this weight bench is perfect because you can customize it to fit in with your home! Stain it and put it in your hallway and throw some pillows on top. When it’s time to use it, remove the pillows and move it to the spot that you need it. You could even attach some wheels to the bottom to make this process easier. 

Multifunctional items are the best because when you’re not using them for one purpose, they can be used for the next. They’re never just idly sitting around. 

17. Rustic Wooden Block DIY Bench Press Tutorial

Diy Wood Weight Bench
Diy Wood Weight Bench (via My Outdoor Plans)

This weight bench is pretty bare-bones, but sometimes that’s all you really need! If you’re looking to save some money and you already have wood laying around, who cares what it looks like? 

Bench presses are one of the best pieces of workout equipment that you can own, as building strength is so important for so many different reasons. Prioritizing your health is worth an afternoon spent nailing boards together! 

18. Incredible Heavy Duty DIY Weight Bench Tutorial

DIY Homemade Heavy Duty Workout Bench
DIY Homemade Heavy Duty Workout Bench (via My Diy Gym)

This weight bench looks like it came straight from a gym. 

Things like this retail online for a bunch of money, but you’re going to build one yourself! How satisfying is it to work on a project and have an end result like this? Not only are you working on yourself by exercising, but you’re building everything too. Look at you, rockstar! 

All of your friends are going to be asking for you to make them one as a Christmas gift, you’ve been warned.

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