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Bench seat with firewood storage

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A gabion bench seat with decorative rocks and built-in firewood storage.



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The project


The gabion cage is a simple box construction with wire u-nailed to the front and then rocks dropped in from above.




I only wanted the rocks at the front as a decorative feature so didn't need a large volume of rocks to fill the full gabion cage.




I built the frame using H3 treated Pine and clad with decking boards. The decking boards are some kind of red Australian hardwood from a reclamation yard.




Before and after




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How to make a D.I.Y. outdoor storage bench seat


Build your own bench seat with handy storage space by following this guide: How to make a D.I.Y. outdoor storage bench.




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