Making a Garden Bench

May 20, 2009

Recycled Garden BenchWe had a glass table in the garden and one day it shattered. So we came up with this solution for recycling it. We used left over wood planks and even the last of the stain we had for the deck. Here is what we came up with. A two seater chair for the deck! With a wide enough arm to place a drink or plate. Its comfy too!


By Donna from Foymount, Ontario

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October 27, 2004

Need a place to sit and relax in your garden? Here is a great way to recycle and reuse a headboard and a old coffee table. Find a great looking single or twin headboard and a old coffee table at a yard sale.


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August 4, 2011

Beautiful gardens are filled with colorful plants, meandering paths, and places where you can stop and linger to enjoy the fruits of your labor - that is, providing you have a place to sit down.

Man snoozing on garden bench


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October 20, 2009

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September 17, 2015

We hate to see unwanted stuff going onto landfill, and why buy expensive seating when you can repurpose? This seat was made from three old iron garden chairs that have lost their seats.


We laid a piece of a concrete fence across them that a neighbour was getting rid of, to make a bench.



January 19, 2007

Bench and Perennial Border in Early Spring. My husband built a garden bench, and we planted our perennial borders with the bench as the focal point.

Bench and Perennial Border in Early Spring


January 19, 2005

This is a picture of the raccoon bench that I painted about 3 years ago. I varnished with a non-yellowing varnish about 5 times over the whole bench, paying particular attention to the "feet" of the bench.

Bench decorated with a painted raccoon hanging onto a branch.


November 13, 2017

Familiarity with power tools, some cedar lumber, and time are all that is needed to make this nice seating addition for your garden. This is a page about building an easy outdoor bench.

Outdoor Bench Made Easy - bench in garden near fence

October 13, 2016

This is a page about making a concrete bench. Making your own concrete bench does require some creativity and skill, but is a doable project.

Concrete bench on grass

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