We had a spot that I just couldn't find the right furniture for, so I thought, "Why not make my own?!" We went to Pottery Barn for inspiration, but the prices were way out of our range.
We had a bunch of scraps from other projects so we gathered them up and build the bench ourselves. I bought foam for the seats with a 50% coupon and made them myself. After just 2 weekends of work I was sitting by the pool enjoying the shade under the big tree.