Written on August 6, 2013 at 5:41 am , by Shawna Coronado
One of my awesome-sauce neighbors came over a few weeks ago and said, “Wanna buncha old cement blocks?” When I saw the blocks I jumped up and down and clapped my hands, “Dude – I have the best idea for these – A GARDEN BENCH!” He stared numbly at me, blinked his eyes, and said, “I just wanna get rid of’em. Take them.” Well alrighty then. I took the blocks, painted, stacked, and fed cedar 4X4’s through the holes. Topped with bench cushions and KERPOW I have super garden bench power.
12 cement blocks
4 cedar 4X4’s
2 cans of one coat paint
Cushions that will fit
1. Paint cement blocks your feature color
2. Make two towers of six blocks each [see photo] placed on a level surface
3. Feed cedar 4X4’s through the top holes
4. Top with cushions to make it a comfortable sit or lay.
This is a super-easy solution to your summertime garden bench troubles. No drilling, no sawing, and the bench is sturdy and secure. Create a perfect place to relax and spend an afternoon reading in the garden or place it along a sidewalk or near the entrance to your garden and use it as a tool and watering can rest stop. Get yourself garden bench power today and build a bench!