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5 Beautiful DIY Garden Bench Ideas

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Hello everyone!  Here’s a great project for your garden.  Take a look at some DIY garden bench ideas that will add beauty to your garden.

1.  EASY DIY OUTDOOR BENCH

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YOU WILL NEED:

1 – 12 foot 1 x 4 (cut into 3 – 4 foot pieces)

1 – 12 foot 1 x 4 (cut into 2 – 47″ pieces and 3 – 10″ pieces)

2 – 4 foot 2 x 3 (cut into 4 – 17″ pieces)

2″ deck screws

clamps

drill

weatherproof paint or stain

MAKE THIS PROJECT!

2.  DIY Garden Bench

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YOU WILL NEED:

Solid wood door with horizontal paneled sections

Sawhorses or workbench

Drill with a 3/4-inch spade bit

Saber saw

Pliers

Wood glue

Wood strips

1×3-inch wood boards for edging (we used poplar)

2-inch stainless-steel screws

Sandpaper

Exterior primer and paint

Two planter boxes (select planters that can bear the weight of a person on the bench and are sized to fit inside the panel openings)

Potting soil

Two shrubs or other container-loving plants

MAKE THIS PROJECT!

3.  Garden Love Seat

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YOU WILL NEED:

1 of 900 x 900mm 16mm marine plywood*

7 of 20 x 94mm PAR pine – cut to 1040mm length

12 of 20 x 69mm PAR pine

3 cut to 1000mm length

9 cut to 1040mm length

5 x 50mm cut screws

Wood glue

Wood filler (tinted for finished colour)

Wood sealer

Mineral turpentine

Rags

Drill / Driver plus assorted bits

Jigsaw and clean-cut blade

Orbital sander plus 60-, 120- and 240-grit sanding pads

Paintbrush

Tape measure and pencil

MAKE THIS PROJECT!

4.  DIY Garden Bench That Hides A Hose

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YOU WILL NEED:

Table saw

Combination square

Tape measure

Pencil

Circular saw

Saber saw

Yardstick

Two C-clamps

Electric drill and bits

Phillips-head screwdriver

Hacksaw

String

7 8-ft.-long 1-by-6s

Wood glue

30 2-in. square-drive trimhead screws

60 1¼-in. deck screws

48-in. continuous hinge

4 ft. of 24-in.-wide ¼-in. galvanized wire mesh

20 ¾-in. trusshead screws

Wood sealer

3½-in. hook and eye

MAKE THIS PROJECT!

5.  Hanging Garden Bench

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YOU WILL NEED:

GST 18 vli plus pls 300 guide

18 volt Cordless Drill driver

PSR 10.8

spray gun

Pex 220 sander

PSM 18 volt sander

Router

Pine (planed all round) (meranti is better, but im not sure you will get all the sizes)

frame bottom and back. 114mm x 38mm – 614mm – 6 pieces

cross slats  114mm x 38mm x 800 mm – 3 pieces

arm rest uprights – 50 x 75mm x 500 mm – 4 pieces

seat slats 20mm x 70mm x 600mm – 14 pieces

Chain – (big enough to hold a bench as per the picture) 2 x 3mtr pieces

D or U shackle to attach chain to eye bolt – 6 pieces

Eye bolts – needs to be same size as chain and d shackle must fit through – 4 pieces NB must fit through 38mm timber

washers and nuts to fit eye bolts x 4 of each

4 x 50mm screws

4 x 40mm screws

waterproof glue

Varnish

Rope – Nylon ski rope to hang bench in tree.

MAKE THIS PROJECT!

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