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Top 10 most popular outdoor bench projects

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An outdoor bench can provide a great vantage spot to enjoy your garden and create an attractive feature.  

Bunnings Workshop members have shared many stylish and functional bench designs for their backyards.Custom bench seats for fire pit entertaining areaCustom bench seats for fire pit entertaining area

Below are the top 10 most popular outdoor bench projects on Workshop by pageviews: 

1. Besser block outdoor bench and landscaping by @sandy_d 

In this massively popular project, Sandra shared an easy D.I.Y. bench seat made using Besser blocks and Pine posts.


2. Bench seats with built-in planter boxes by @raymond265  

Raymond built a bench seat using Pine sleepers and decking boards. 

3. Custom bench seats for fire pit entertaining area by @lcooksey88  


Merbau panels were used in this custom bench seat design for an outdoor entertaining area. 


4. Outdoor bench seats and planter boxes by @Poppop  Bench seats with planter boxBench seats with planter box

David built corner bench seats and planter boxes using fence palings. 


5. Pallet timber bench seat with storage by @LePallet 


This cleverly designed pallet timber bench seat contains handy storage and two planter boxes on the side. 


6. Bench seat with planter box by @diy_hausdesigns  


A bench seat with built-in planter box and clad with Merbau decking boards. 


7. Bench seat with firewood storage by @tony1982  


Tony built a gabion bench seat with decorative rocks and built-in firewood storage. Bench seat using Pine sleepersBench seat using Pine sleepers


8. Bench seat made with hand tools by @AndrewJones 


Made with hand tools, this bench seat features mortise and tenon joints. 


9. Bench seat using Pine sleepers by @cadsman  


Workshop member cadsman used three Pine sleepers to build a bench seat and finished it with clear gloss.


10. Timber and steel industrial-look benches by @She_Skills 


Made from timber, glass and steel, these industrial-look benches would look stylish anywhere. 

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

How to build an outdoor bench 

Check out the following step-by-step guides on building different types of outdoor benches: 


More inspiring outdoor bench projects


Bunnings Workshop members have shared many other outdoor bench projects you can use as inspiration, including @AnitaH25's  recycled timber bench and @TheCouchman's simple outdoor bench.


For more creative ideas, check out the Top 10 most popular outdoor furniture projects on Workshop.



Last updated: November 2023


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