I have an on going project to revamp my outdoor deck space. Because I want my deck to be a space where I can entertain people in the warmer months I figured I'm going to need a lot of seating. What's the best way to seat a bunch of people? That's right, a bench! Love em or hate them, they are the corner stone of utilitarian outdoor seating and they are indestructible so we're stuck with them forever.
I'm planning on making this whole outdoor deck space using pressure treated wood so my shopping list for this project was pretty short. I'm using pressure treated wood because it's cheap and extremely durable, which is important for an outdoor bench that is going to be subject to many Canadian winters throughout its life. I didn't want to make something I would have to cover every winter or that would look shoddy after 1 winter outside.