If you are noticing that your backyard or deck is missing a beautiful sitting area, you might want to consider building one yourself. You could go with a basic bench if you do not have a lot of experience or you want to stick with a basic project for the time being. However, if you want to take it to the next level, consider building this beautiful arbor bench. It not only provides a sitting area, but a decorative piece as well. Your friends will truly be impressed as this outdoor furniture piece becomes the focal point of your backyard or patio. The article below will provide you with the plans and the step by step to make this project happen.
Sure, you could plop a couple of deck chairs in your backyard for an impromptu sitting area. But a hand-built cedar bench, framed by an arbor, gives you a more permanent place to kick back as the weather warms up, and adds an elegant architectural feature. Our design incorporates classic touches such as profiled rafter tails, alternating wide and narrow boards for the seat and backrest, and trellis sides to let your favorite climbers ascend to the overhead structure. Or you can let the bench remain free of greenery—it’s eye-catching enough on its own.