I’ve always been a fan of multi-purpose furniture. Not only does it add to the look and feel of your home, but it also saves space and keeps your rooms neat and clean!
Perhaps one of the more popular pieces of multi-furniture would be benches that double as an organizer or storage space. While they come in different sizes and styles, some of the most common storage benches are those made out of wood, or have some sort of wooden finish. Simply because they fit anywhere aesthetically and easily complement your home decor (whether your style preferences lean toward rustic, farmhouse, industrial, or you tend to go for something modern or contemporary).
Wooden storage benches work well in the hallway, but can also provide useful storage space in a small bedroom or a covered outdoor patio. The wooden finish adds a warm feel to the surroundings, and they keep your floors free from shoes and other items.
For the purpose of buying a new wooden storage bench, I’ve compiled a list of my absolute favorites – so let’s get started!
SONGMICS 3-Tier Bamboo Shoe Storage Bench
The SONGMICS 3-Tier Bamboo Shoe Storage Bench is stylish, but also a great storage idea for small spaces on a budget. As the name suggests, it’s made from 100% bamboo wood, which is just as durable as other types of wood, but at the same time it’s a sustainable material because of the way it’s sourced and how well it grows in most climates.
This wooden storage bench fits any style and preferences you may have, and it is neatly assembled with the use of sunken screws and a damp-proof coating that makes it easy to clean.
All edges have been smoothed out in order to give the bench a more gentle and smooth feel. Add a cushion on top of the bench to increase the comfort level, or keep it as is for a clean minimalistic look.
With the SONGMICS you’ll have storage capacity for up to 8 pairs of shoes (4 pairs on each shelf).
What we love: This wooden storage bench is not only affordable, but also super stylish and sturdy. It is made from 100% bamboo, a sustainable material that is claimed to be as durable as beech wood. It has smooth edges all around, and plenty of storage space. Fit a pair of boxes on the top shelves and place up to 4 pairs of shoes on the lower shelf, or use it just the way you please – there are lots of options.
- Color variations: Natural, black, grey, walnut, brown
- Materials: Solid bamboo
- Size: 17.7 (H) x 27.6 (W) x 11 (D) inches
- Weight: 8.8 pounds
- Weight capacity: Up to 264 pounds
Zri Bamboo Upholstered Shoe Storage Bench
The Zri Bamboo Upholstered Shoe Storage Bench has a beautiful look, that really fits well in a modern decor style. It has a touch of Nordic coziness with the upholstered seat, but the way it’s wooden frame is designed makes it stand out from the rest as well.
The frame of this wooden storage bench is made from bamboo poles, that are easily assembled with just a few visible screws. The single shelf can hold a pair of storage boxes or accommodate up to 4 pairs of shoes, depending on your needs or preferences.
With the cushioned seat you get a nice little seating area for your kids to put their shoes on, but if placed in the bedroom or somewhere else it’s also a nice place to sit and relax for a while.
There are anti slip pads at the bottom of each leg, in order to prevent it from sliding and scratching the floors.
What I love: I really love the neat details of this storage bench, and the fact that it’s made from bamboo makes it even better. Bamboo wood is a sustainable material, and it’s just as durable as beech wood. I also like the soft cushioned seat, and it really makes the bench stand out as something unique.
- Color variations: Natural
- Materials: 100% bamboo and a cushioned seat
- Size: 17.7 (H) x 35.4 (W) x 13.4 (D) inches
- Weight: 11.65 pounds
- Weight capacity: Up to 300 pounds
Prepac 24-Pair Shoe Storage Cubby Bench
If you’re a shoe collector or like to keep things organized, this storage cubby bench is a great shoe storage idea. It is made from composite wood with a wooden laminate finish, that makes it easy to keep nice and clean.
With 24 individual cubbies, there’s a great chance you’ll succeed in fitting each and every pair of shoes into this wooden storage bench. You might even end up with a few cubbies to spare, and these can be paired with a storage container and function as a drawer for small items.
The Prepac storage bench comes in multiple finishes, including black, drifted gray (as seen on the image above), espresso, or white. It is a great choice for the large hallway, a bedroom, or a wardrobe.
You can also use it for book storage, or to keep your hobby tools well organized yet separated from each other. There’s literally endless possibilities with this wooden storage bench.
What I love: The Prepac 24-Pair Shoe Storage Cubby Bench is the ultimate storage solution for the shoe collector or basically anyone who like to keep things nice and organized. You can utilize the individual cubbies for different purposes that suit your needs, and the stylish design suits a classic interior decor quite well..
- Color variations: Black, drifted gray, espresso, white
- Materials: Composite wood
- Size: 20.25 (H) x 60 (W) x 15.5 (D) inches
- Weight: 66 pounds
- Weight capacity: Up to 200 pounds
Tribesigns Solid Wood Storage Bench
This is a one-of-a-kind wooden storage bench, made from solid wood with a beautiful finish. The Tribesigns Shoe Bench has manually carved details, and along with the upholstered seat you’ll get the best of everything combined on this bench.
The Tribesigns storage bench has a manually carved design at the front part of the wooden frame, and the storage shelves accommodate up to 4 pairs of shoes each. There are non-slip pads on each leg, so the bench won’t slip and the floors are protected from scratches.
One neat little feature is the hidden storage compartment below the cushioned seat, which opens up by simply lifting the seat up. There is a buffer attached to one side, keeping the seat up until you manually press it down. This is a nice little safety feature, so your little ones won’t accidentally get their hands or fingers pinched in the opening.
The seat is made from PU leather, which stands for “polyurethane” and this material is synthetic and highly durable. Stains are easily cleaned up with a damp cloth, and in contrary to real leather, it doesn’t require any care or maintenance.
What I love: I love the craftsmanship of this wooden storage bench, that’s for sure! Furthermore there are multiple neat little details throughout the design, and I would like to point out my favorites: 1) The hidden storage compartment underneath the seat. This is a great place to keep your wallet, car keys, and other valuable items. 2) The details of the legs and the design carved into the frame makes it stand out.
- Color variations: Walnut
- Materials: Solid wood and PU leather seat
- Size: 18.9 (H) x 39.4 (W) x 13.8 (D) inches
- Weight: 35.7 pounds
- Weight capacity: Unknown (some buyers suggest 200 pounds or 2 adults)
Walker Edison Furniture Company Rustic Wood Bench
Say goodbye to piles of shoes in the entryway of your home. Now, you can stack up your shoes on this solid wood bench that is a great addition to entryways. Its lower shelf can function as a storage area where you can arrange your shoes and the top shelf can be a place where you drop off your work bag or purse when you come home at the end of the day.
This Walker Edison Rustic Wood Bench is perfect for your entryway, your mudroom, or any other living space. It provides additional storage space and seating and can even serve as an accent to your overall home decor.
Not only is it useful, but this bench is a pretty comfortable one where you can sit while you put on your shoes or while you wait for the rest of your family members to get ready. If placed in the living room or even in your bedrooms, you can use it as a place to organize toys, bags, craft materials, and even blankets and other beddings.
This beautiful farmhouse-style bench’s two-tone paint and distressed look adds character and dimension to your house, no matter what room you put it in. It is made from high-grade certified MDF and includes thick cotton cushions to make a comfortable seat.
What I love: If you want to add a rustic/farmhouse touch to the decor of your home, you can’t go wrong with this one. Its distressed look makes it a great accent to whatever style you’re going for and there is no limit to the things that you can store in its lower shelf. It’s sturdy, durable, made out of solid wood, while keeping you quite comfortable at the same time.
- Color variations: Amber or grey
- Materials: Solid pine wood and metal Hardware
- Size: 18 (H) x 42 (W) x 14 (D) inches
- Weight: 33 pounds
- Weight capacity: Up to 400 pounds
Bush Furniture Hall Tree Storage Bench
If you’re looking for wooden storage benches for the kitchen, you might want to check out this Bush Furniture Storage Bench. It’s a perfect piece of furniture wherever you want to put it–entryway, kitchen, hallway, and it’s great even for a dorm room or apartment.
This Hall Tree Storage Bench features 3 double-pronged hooks for coats, scarves, and other items. If you decide to place this in the kitchen, you can even hang your aprons and potholders on the hooks!
At the bottom of the bench, there are 3 open cubby shelves where you can put shoes or bags or clothes. The top of the bench is sturdy and wide enough in case you need to sit on it as you put on your shoes. The two adjustable shelves that come with it create flexibility and are great for storing items of various sizes.
What I love: What’s not to love about this gorgeous bench?! If you have a rustic or farmhouse feel to your home, this makes a stylish addition to your hallway, living room, study, or kitchen. Not only does it offer you a pretty storage solution in terms of shelves, but you have the option to hang things up. Wherever you decide to place it, your guests are sure to compliment you on your excellent choice of furniture.
- Color variations: Antique white, Cape cod gray, vintage black
- Materials: Engineered wood
- Size: 69 (H) x 32 (W) x 16 (D) inches
- Weight: 39.8 pounds
- Weight capacity: 250 pounds
Linon Laredo Storage Bench
This beautiful storage bench has a white finish and a decorative front that will easily complement your home decor. Not only does it add seating, but when you flip the lid, it opens into a spacious storage box where you can put your things.
You can add this beautiful piece of multi-purpose furniture to your foyer or mudroom to store shoes or bags or other things that you might need. It is also perfect for the living room, where you can put books or magazines or craft items that you want within easy reach.
The Linon Laredo Storage Bench is also perfect for the playroom or your child’s bedroom as it can serve as a good storage for toys, blankets, and more. With its stylishness and functionality, it is a good addition to any part of your home!
What I love: This storage bench keeps everything hidden away. If you have guests suddenly coming over and the house is a mess, all you need to do is simply lift the lid, toss everything inside, and voila! Now your house looks all neat and tidy. Kidding aside, this sleek, stylish storage bench is a great accent finish to any part of your home and will help in keeping your organized too.
- Color variations: White
- Materials: Wood and wood composites
- Size: 25 (H) x 46 (W) x 17 (D) inches
- Weight: 41.5 pounds
- Weight capacity: 275 pounds
The Final Word
When in doubt while shopping for double duty furniture, always remember that you should go with something that looks great and is functional at the same time. From what I’ve seen, a wooden storage bench perfectly fits the description!
From entryways to hallways to kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms, and even family rooms, I can’t think of a home that wouldn’t benefit from a storage bench. They add to the charm of your place while at the same time serving as a storage space and a great way for you to organize your belongings. Better yet–they will leave your guests impressed of how neat and well organized your house are.