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Bench seat with storage and planter box

Valued Contributor
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A large outdoor bench seat with storage underneath and a box that can be used as a planter or to store cold drinks.





The project


I used all recycled materials to build this large outdoor bench seat measuring at 2.3m long, 750mm high and 800mm wide. The seat has storage underneath and a side planter box that can also be used to store an esky.




The timber I’m using is HT which stands for heat treated. It hasn’t got as many chemicals compared to treated Pine, but is designed to be able to last in all sorts of weather. Look after the timber by using outdoor oil to protect its look and colour, and keep it off the ground.




How to build a bench seat with storage


This stylish bench seat will not only give you somewhere to sit and admire your garden, it also provides some handy storage space. Follow this guide to create your own: How to make a D.I.Y. outdoor storage bench.




More bench seat projects


Rufaro created a beautiful bench seat with a built-in planter box by using treated Pine slabs as the internal structure and cladding with Merbau decking over the top.




Find ideas for your next D.I.Y. piece in our top 10 most popular indoor and outdoor furniture projects. You can also get great ideas from our Top 10 most popular woodworking projects.


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