Barn Beam Floating Bench

DIY, Projects

  1. That mud room is just to diy for! So loving everything you two have done. It’s the perfect fit for the rest of the house, totally seamless. Have a wonderful weekend and a blessed Easter!!

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Shan! I am absolutely loving the way it’s all coming together! And I couldn’t agree more, it flows beautifully with the rest of our house! Mission accomplished! 😀

  2. Amy says:

    I don’t think there has been one thing you posted that I didn’t like! This is just beautiful! I love that it’s natural with all lifes wear and tare on it! I’m not surprised you’re in love with it, I am too… only from afar! 🙂 Beautiful job!! I wish you took a picture of the whole area head on so I could see it with the shelf. It’s probably gorgeous! Enjoy every single minute of it!! Wishing you and your whole family a Very Happy Blessed Easter!

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so very much, Amy! I love all the character, texture and history too! That’s one of the reasons I couldn’t make myself change it too much! 😀
      I’ll be showing the whole room soon… I know your anxious to see it, and so am I! 😀
      I hope you have a wonderful Easter! 😀

  3. Jenni says:

    Oh my. I LOVE this!! Just beautiful! You’ve got me thinking:)

  4. Ann C says:

    Love it although it screams slivers to me. I was wondering if you couldn’t paint the metal that shows white, like the walls. I love the thickness , what a great mantle it would make, even without a fireplace!

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Ann! I worried about slivers too, but we haven’t had a problem so far. It’s a good thing we’re “blue jeans” kind of people! 😀
      I thought about painting the bracket white, but I love the industrial vibe that it adds! And I couldn’t agree with you more, it would make an absolutely stunning mantle! 😀

  5. Beautiful, functional, practical – what a fabulous project!

  6. It’s official. When you post something and it pops up in my reader. it’s GUARANTEED that I will be obsessed with it and need to pin it. Seriously. Every. Single. Post.

    I love this bench so much. We’re currently renovating the loft of an old barn into a studio apartment and I want to add barn wood everywhere. Since we have so much barn wood and beams lying around, I feel like this bench is simply a must-have. Thanks for the tips and inspiration.

    • Shayna says:

      OH, Kim! THANK YOU so very much! I’m so happy you’re loving my projects!! You just gave me the Biggest. Smile. Ever.! 😀
      Sounds like a barn beam bench is in your future! 😀 Enjoy!

  7. Sarah says:

    So gorgeous Shayna!

  8. No wonder you love it as it has so much character and history. Hubby did a great job making it work.

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Elizabeth! I’m absolutely in love with it, the texture, the character and the history! It’s perfect! 😀

  9. I loooooove it! What a great piece! It has so much wonderful character and texture!

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Lisa! I’m in looooove with it too! The character and texture of it push me over the edge! 😀

  10. Oh my goodness, the bench is perfect and how lucky to find such a fabulous beam. Your mudroom is looking perfect so far. Happy Easter!

  11. M says:

    Very nice, very nice indeed! I think I’m addicted to wood grain now…what a sweet looking mudroom, Shayna:)
    Blessings & <3

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, M! I’m so happy I passed my wood grain addiction onto someone else! Gotta share the love! 😀

  12. Wow! Such a great look Shayna- I love it. That is a seriously heavy duty bracket! Pinning:)

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Krista! I’m in complete love with it! And you’re right, that is one heavy duty bracket! Our bench, or anyone who sits on it, isn’t going anywhere! 😀

  13. Lydia says:

    I love it I wish I can find that around where I live . Smithfield NC

  14. […] haven’t shared much of this little room lately, but our barn beam built in bench in still one of my very favorite […]

  15. Wow I love your bench! My husband and I are just finishing up installing beadboard in our mudroom and I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect wood bench. I was leaning towards old church pews but can’t find any within our budget, but now I think I’ll have to try hunting down some old barn wood.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. Jan Gapper says:

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I have a barn beam from my third cousin’s barn that was built the year George Washington became president. Really! I used it as a mantle in the 90’s. Since then, it has been safely stored for 20 years. Your step by step process has inspired me and helped me to know just how to ensure a safety conscious installation.

    • Shayna says:

      Oh man, Jan! That is soooo neat! I’m so happy you found my tutorial helpful! 😀

      • Lydia says:

        I wish I can find that wood around here. We try but nothing .We have some ideas to do in the house but I can find reclaimed woor or barn wooD NO IN THIS AREA I love to do some ideas that IHave but I can find the wood i want.

  17. Sherrie says:

    Beautiful, beautiful barnwood! Love your bench!

  18. Kendra @ says:

    Love it, Shayna! That piece of wood has such character! So perfect 🙂

  19. Taylor says:

    I would love to know where you got these pillows!!

  20. Audra says:

    Hi lovely job! Can you tell me where you hot the grain sack pillow or the fabric for it? Thanks!

  21. Lianne says:

    I was dying to use barn wood and beams from our own barn during current renovations but my husband and contractor are too worried about the bugs in the wood. They eat through the wood and then move on to other sources of wood in your house. I’m heartbroken because I had so many projects I was planning to do with the wood. How did you deal with the bugs before bringing them into your house? Have you had any problems?

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Lianne! Thank you so much for the comment. I’m not sure where you live, but we have such a dry climate in Colorado, that we don’t have any issue reusing wood from outside. I’ve done sooo many projects with reclaimed/ barn wood, and I haven’t ever found any bugs. I’m sorry that’s not more helpful.

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  23. Paul B Shearer says:

    I love that you refrained from using chemicals to finish it. I can’t believe I haven’t thought of using hemp oil until now. Thank you for the inspiration!

  24. Shannon says:

    Hi! I too live in Colorado and would love to know where the local antique wood dealer is located? I am looking for something natural for my mantel. Thanks!

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