Our unique solution to shipping large rainwater containers:   Don’t.

You supply the lumber and labor to build a bench that acts like a rain barrel, with up to 140 gallon capacity (instructions included are for a 65 gallon, standard 3′ bench)


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The RainBench DIY Kit is a rainwater harvesting system for someone with basic carpentry skills.  Save $ on shipping.  Buy lumber & hardware locally (usually ~$20-30)

Detailed instructions (pdf) in this kit help you build a 36″L x 21″H x 28″W bench that holds 65 gallons of rainwater or greywater.  (can be customized up to 140 gallons)

PLEASE NOTE:  The brass fitting (pictured above) and one of the others have been replaced with a more efficient direct garden hose adapter.  Works the same.

Rain Bench DIY Kit includes:

1) Illustrated instructions to build your Rain Bench
1) Custom fitted 2-ply waterproof liner, 32″x32″x32″
2) Mosquito resistant PVC fittings welded to liner
1) 1′ UV-resistant tubing, 1″ I.D. (as two 6″ sections)
2) Reducers, 2″x1″ PVC thread
1) 1″ thread to barb (insert)
1) 1″ Tee thread to barb
1) 1″ barb to 3/4″ hose adapter
1) Garden Hose shut-off valve
1) Roll Teflon thread tape, 260″


Materials purchased separately:

  • 1 – 4’x8′ – 1/2″ exterior grade plywood (treated is best)  ** Home Depot will make the cuts according to the instructions diagram for free!!**
  • 4 – 2×2 – 8′ lumber (actual size 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″)
  • Fasteners:  40 – 1 5/8″ deck screws,   8 – 2″ deck screws
  • Small can of sealer/ paint

Tools needed:

  • Saw or router (although your local lumberyard, Lowe’s or Home Depot can do most of necessary cuts for free)
  • Drill/ screwdriver
  • Straight edge or chalk line
  • Tape measure, pencil

Buy Now: $79.95

Here is a video of Scott (aka the flash) throwing together a DIY kit:

Also available are individual liners or combo kits that include a diverter, from our main store page