In these few cold winter months it’s about time to spent some time outdoors enjoying the nice winter breeze and fresh vegetation and know just the project that can give you a boost in the right direction: an outdoor bench which you can place in the backyard, the garden, on the patio or next to a fire pit. An outdoor bench is actually a great piece of furniture to have around all year round. But we thought we’d take advantage of the season changes to give you a bit of extra inspiration.
Before we get into details, we want to mention that pretty much all the projects on this list are inexpensive and easy to make and can be done using reclaimed materials. We’ll start with this colorful garden bench which was built using reclaimed pallet boards. First things first: you have to take apart the pallet and to line up the boards, after which you cut them all to size. For the frame you can use leftover wood from other projects or just go ahead and visit the lumber store.
The most fun part begins only after you’ve put together the bench: that’s when you actually get to paint the boards. If you want to build an outdoor bench but you’d rather not use wood, an alternative can be to build a cinder bench. To get to a comfortable height you’ll probably have to stack the cinderblocks unless of course, you want it to be low and kid-friendly. You can add one more layer at the ends to create armrests. Attach the cinderblocks with industrial glue so they stay in place and your bench lasts longer.