Add seating to your deck, patio, or garden with a DIY bench made from an old paneled door. Not only does this project boost seating, it has planters build right in for shrubs or other container-friendly plants.
To reinforce the door, cut 1×3-inch wood boards with the saber saw to the door’s measurements, allowing extra to butt at the corners. Screw the boards to the door and to each other. If you don’t want the screw holes to show, fill them with wood putty.
Sand the door and apply one coat of an exterior primer; let dry. Paint the entire piece with a high-quality exterior paint; let dry. Place the door so openings align with planters positioned underneath. Fill the planters with soil and shrubs. Enjoy your new bench!