How to Make Built-In Benches for Your Deck
Built-in benches can help define the edges of a deck or double as storage units. Learn how to build one with our step-by-step instructions.
Built-in benches bring more to a deck than a place to sit down. They can help define space at the edges of the deck or within its perimeter, accent the deck, or double as storage units.
You can incorporate a bench between permanent planters, you can build movable freestanding benches (although 2x furniture can get heavy), or you can take advantage of the strength of dimension lumber and your deck framing and build these permanent benches. Whatever you choose, we've got the steps covered below.