30 Beautiful Handcrafted Outdoor Bench Ideas that you can totally make on your own
I remember back when I had a house… The bench in the backyard was not something that was really “good”. But I enjoyed it tremendously. Every night me and my girlfriend went in the back yard – to sit on the bench and watch the stars.
The conversations were absolutely amazing and the atmosphere… You can imagine how great it was. You can create some very good outdoor benches that you and your special someone or friend, can enjoy to the fullest.
1. The bed leftovers
Do you have an old bed laying around somewhere? Well, you can turn your bend into a great bench. If you don’t have an old bed – you can buy these materials from a garage sale. With a little nailing, you can enjoy this comfortable bench in your garden anytime you sit on it.
2. Not the bench you’re used to
Your bench can be used for multiple purposes. It doesn’t have to be for sitting. It can be a decorative porch setup.
3. Brick + plank = bench
If you don’t have a lot of wood around… use bricks to make the leggings of the bench. And after that, just add a plank on top of the bricks so you can sit on.
4. Plant box bench
A great idea is to create two boxes of plants and make a bench between them. This is very easy to do. With just a little nailing you can have an amazing bench that smells really good.
5. The chair bench
You can create a beautiful bench with two old chairs. Just take off the two front leggings and add them together. Enjoy.
6. Easy tree bench
With just 6 old chairs that you don’t need anymore – you can make an amazing tree bench. You need to take out the cushion part on the chair and add them together in a circle. With wooden planks, make a rounded bench like in the photo and add the bench and the chairs together.
7. The door bench
Use your old door to make a beautiful bench. Cut the door and make leggings and back support. With the same or with other wooden planks – finish the bench (the sitting area).
8. Simple and colorful bench
This is a simple wall bench that will take less than 2 hours to make. Create the bench with a simple nailing and color the little planks on the top.
9. Convertible bench and table
Create a bench where you can use it for sitting or drinking coffee. It’s really easy to do and there are lots of tutorials on how you can do this. Just check them out.
10. Concrete block bench
Here you don’t need to nail or cut anything. Just get a few concrete blocks and wooden planks. Create leggings with the concrete blocks and after that, add the planks inside the concrete blocks.
11. Log leggings bench
Easy and costs nothing. Put two logs on the ground and on top of them add a reclaimed wood so you can sit on. You can also paint it – to be more appealing.
12. Merge wooden planks
You can find this expensive bench anywhere. But you can create it very cheaper than you might think. It’s very easy. You can create it with wide and large slabs. You need to create very clean lines – so the peace seems seamless.