I set out to transform my small 5 ft x 9 ft balcony into an intimate al fresco dining area able to seat 4 to 5 people. Having that many chairs on such a small balcony would have been cumbersome, so instead I came up with a very simple design for some benches. Here's how they turned out and best of all, they weren't complicated to build! It only took me a couple of hours to make after getting the materials, using basic tools and materials.
Time: 2 Hours Cost: $25 Difficulty: Easy
These corner clamps are my secret weapon to make these benches really easy to build. They are like having an extra pair of hands!
The benches were perfect to create a cozy banquette dining area on my tiny balcony.
You can see how I built the privacy panels and the benches in this video.