Laying in the sun, regardless of the temperature is a great feeling. After pressure washing the deck this summer and before a family party, it was apparent we needed a lot of seating that looked good in a short amount of time with little budget.
I selected a bench I though I could make with my dad and printed the instructions from Pinterest. Having learned from building the playhouse, even the best plans have flaws. My dad builds according to the instructions and I'm a creative problem solver, so together, I thought we could pull it off.
Except, I didn't want one bench, I wanted TWO : )
I ordered all the materials from Dunn Lumber so I didn't waste time in a huge home improvement store and end up with poor quality lumber, plus, I had the benefit of a sales guy who walked me through some of the hardware required.
I'm so happy with how they turned out. They are super beefy and very comfortable, thanks to all the pillows.
Downsides are that they are also very heavy, so I have to call for back-up if I need them moved and since they're made of wood, I might move them into the garage for the winter.
I make stuff and put it in my house, on my kids or out in the garden. Here are some of my projects.