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DIY Outdoor Benches

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.
You can see the complete step-by-step building instructions here, as well as what materials and tools you need:
Time: 2 Hours Difficulty: Medium
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  • diy outdoor benches, decks, diy, how to, woodworking projects

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  • Kala Professional Restoration services

    Great idea for the balcony. Add some plants, lighting and of course barbecue, and I'm thinking just throw in some cushions , a small table with drinks.Wow!!!! what a way to spend some time with friends.
    This is idea so versatile the decor can be

  • Karon Nelson Roberts

    That be a great project for pallets! Now add couple of lighted trees and some cushions...great way to spend afternoon/evening with friends :) I like it, and may have to build a couple for my yard....

    • Engineer Your Space
      Engineer Your Space Los Angeles, CA

      @Karon Nelson Roberts Sure, pallets would work too for this. I've enjoyed these benches a lot - perfect for hanging out with friends!

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  • Dale
    Dale Biloxi, MS

    Very nice job, and they look good too You get a thumbs up!!!!

  • Jeremy Vasquez
    Jeremy Vasquez Austin, TX

    Thanks for this! Made two of these to go along with a fire pit that I made for my parents :)

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