How to Make a Durable Garden Kneeler and Seats: (Easy Hacks !)

DIY Kneeling pads

Most of the people do gardening for recreation, but it can also be tough when pains strucking badly on your knees and back. Spending much time pruning, weeding, and planting in your gardens really would mean sore knees from all of that kneeling.

You can ease your pains while gardening if you have a garden kneeler. But in this time of crisis caused by the pandemic, many of us are struggling financially due to loss of jobs. Well, that’s not a problem anymore! This article will help you stand in these uncertain times and learn how to make a garden kneeler on your own with minimal expense.

There are a lot of sources you can utilize to make a DIY Garden Kneeler. It can be wood, plastic, pillows, foam, clothes, or any things unused and recyclable. In this time, we need to be innovative in many things to have a more meaningful life experience not only dependent on what’s available in stores. 

Are you planning to use wood to make your own garden kneeler? This article will help you enlighten your horizons on your Wooden Garden Kneeler Plans. Woods are the most available ones and they are used  for easy and faster construction. If there are a lot of flat woods or plywoods unutilized and just stocked in your stockroom, then don’t waste your time and make your own garden kneeler now.

How to make a DIY Garden Kneeler and Seat

Materials to prepare:

  • Hardwood (flatwood/plywood)
  • Nails
  • Nail gun / hammer
  • Staple gun
  • Pair of scissors
  • Foam
  • Fabric


  1. Cut a piece of hardwood, preferably flat woods or plywoods with a width of 10 inches and length of 6 inches (depends on your preference) using a table saw. This board will serve as a base for your garden kneeler and seat.
  2. Cut four (4) 12-inch lengths of 1-by-2 inch hardwood using a table saw for the legs of your garden kneeler.
  3. Use fine-grain  sandpaper for your woods to be smoothed and safe from uneven surfaces.
  4. Lay the kneeler base flat on the ground and stand the four 1-by-2 inch legs upright on the top of the kneeler base, one in each corner. Make sure that all are aligned and well-balanced.
  5. Nail the table legs to the thickness of the kneeler base using a nail gun at a downward angle.
  6. Flip the kneeler over, standing it on the four legs you just attached to make sure all is well nailed.  
  7. Cut a piece of foam that fits on your base using a pair of heavy-duty scissors.
  8. Use a staple gun to attach the foam.
  9. Put a piece of fabric to cover the top of the foam and staple. 

P.S These steps are also applicable if you want to make a DIY Wooden Garden Stool (it’s up to you if you will install a foam in your base or just a plain wooden base).

How to make an EASY DIY Kneeling Pad

Materials to prepare:

  • 18 x 30 inches Kitchen mat (with memory foam and vinyl cover)
  • Duct tape
  • Pair of Scissors
  • Pen or marker


  1. Use a marker to draw a line in the middle of the kitchen mat and then fold into half.
  2. Use scissors to cut the mat in half. Make sure the cut mats are equally balanced and as even as possible.
  3. Cut a piece of duct tape with a length that fits the length of the mat. Fasten the two pieces of mat together with the tape on each side. Trim the tape that exceeds the length of the mat.
  4. Leave the fourth side open for the handle.
  5. For your handle, cut a piece of duct tape 10 inches long. Then flip it half lengthwise and place it along the  open edge (fourth side).
  6. Tape the handle into the fourth side. Make sure that it is well paste (you can add small pieces of tape to fill in the gaps.
  7. Press all the duct tape firmly to keep it tight and strong. Have a convenient way of gardening.

General Safety Tips

  • Take extra care in cutting smaller parts
  • Unplug the unused electrical equipments
  • Learn the right techniques
  • Look for safer alternatives
  • Follow safety instructions
  • Use protective equipments
  • Wash your hands after you finish working
  • Keep hazardous materials out of the sight and reach of children and pets
  • Dispose of materials carefully


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