Rearranging the garden furniture is a snap with a wheelbarrow bench. Fancy antique benches with a wheel on one end are hard to find and expensive when they turn up. We took a standard garden bench and added a wheelbarrow wheel, sturdy handles, and a fresh coat of paint to make a good-looking bench that's ready to roll.
Wheelbarrow benches can be moved to suit the seasons and the views. You can park one on the patio for a party, move it to a shady spot under a tree when you're ready for a quiet retreat, or roll it out on the lawn for the croquet players. We asked Clay Lyon, a contractor in Kansas City, Missouri, to help us adapt our bench. Follow our step-by-step instructions; it's easy to adapt these plans to convert almost any garden bench.