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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Woodworking Wednesday~ A Simple Garden Bench

A little bench now sits by our back door.

It was lovingly handcrafted by Mr. Decor using wood from our old fencing that was taken down. 

He’s on a quest to see just how many projects he can create with the repurposed wood. :)

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After frolicking in the mud I am delighted to now have a sweet little seat in which to take off my gardening boots.

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I truly love the simple design.

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Mr. Decor did not use a specific a pattern. He simply just designed and created his vision. In about two hours.

Now some of us (cough,cough) might be irritated that he has the skills to do this. But keep in mind he is an amazing engineer. Also, don’t despair, Ana White has several similar patterns you can follow on her site.


Ana White | Build a Simple Potting Bench | Free and Easy DIY Project and Furniture Plans:

Pinterest also is filled with bench project inspiration.

DIY Pallet Garden Bench | Pallet Furniture DIY:

There are never ending pages to peruse under categories such as “pallet bench” and “reclaimed wood bench”.

The Mr. was drawn to the idea of the bench having a shelf underneath where small items could be stored.

table scape:

The shelf is truly is a perfect place for small tools and such.

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You can still see where the gate hinges once were. I think this adds a bit of rustic charm.

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It may someday get painted but for now I’m enjoying it “as is”.

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Do you have a similar spot on your back porch?



Mildred said...

Good Morning, Laura. Mr. Decor did a great job. I love that he re-purposed the old fencing. We have a bench by our back door, also, for the purpose of changing our shoes when we walk Theo. I like the small shelf underneath your bench....that would be a good place to store pre-moistened hand wipes!

Eilis said...

What a great way to put the weathered wood to use. Useful and charming at the same time.

Stacey said...

I'm looking forward to having a similar spot. I can imagine a beautiful pot of geraniums sitting on your bench later on. :)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love your little bench. My dad use to make that same style all the time in all difference sizes. You will love this one.

Louise said...

Cute bench.


GSGreatEscaper said...

Totes adorbs! and so useful, I will keep the idea in mind. My hubby is handy but very slow - we will have moved before he gets around to it and I do have higher-priority projects in mind.

I am thinking about a potting bench as well for under my deck. I'm going to look by the side of the road and see if anyone disposes of an old bathroom vanity and sink!

So glad your health scare turned out well! Happy spring!

The Boston Lady said...

Really nice!!! I've always been amazed at people who can create their own designs. Mr Decor did a great job and it looks great in its rustic glory! Ann

Mountain Mama said...

What a great little bench! I am on a mission to make more things myself....thus the purchase of a small saw and a new drill! Bring it on!!

handmade by amalia said...

This bench is lovely, Laura, and, as always, you've styled it beautifully.

Dianna said...

What an adorable bench! Your husband works wonders with wood. :)

Botanic Bleu said...

Great re-use of used wood. I had a bench on my deck for years that was about 35 years old when it was finally retired to the dump.


Jeanie said...

Once again, I have to tell you Mr. Decor rocks! That's a wonderful bench and great repurposing!