To make a simple potting bench, recycle a picnic set by stacking the benches on top of the table, and add old fence boards on the side for support. Add hooks and paint if desired. Alternatively, convert an old sewing tab... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes

To build a simple backless bench, cut the parts, adjust them to fit, build the side assemblies, assemble the body, plug the screw holes, and stain the bench. Apply a coat of clear polyurethane, and attach furniture glide... More » Home & Garden Furniture Seating

Simple plans for building a patio bench include the wooden garden bench from Popular Mechinics and the trail-side bench from HandymanWire. These two benches use dimensional lumber from a home improvement store, simple ha... More » Home & Garden Furniture Seating
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Some building plans for picnic tables include a classic 6-foot picnic table with attached seating, a picnic table for kids, a picnic table with detached bench seats and a table with an octagon shape. These picnic table p... More » Home & Garden Outdoor

Recycled plastic planks can be used to make a picnic bench or table, as flooring for a patio or as a trash or recycling receptacle. It is also easy to make planters and bench ends out of recycled plastic planks. More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Building Materials

To make a short fence for a garden, use 8-foot long, 3 1/2-foot tall pre-assembled fence panels to minimize cutting. Reinforce the fence panels and cut them in half, paint if desired, and mount and reinforce the fence. More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes