Thursday, April 12, 2012

Take a Seat!

I have been on a Bench kick lately.  I have a stash of photos and plans to build different styles and types.  Mostly I have been focused on garden benches but the one that has really has me hankering to whip out my power tools is this one.  I don’t have plans and I can’t even find where the photo came from (so if you know the source please drop me a line and I will post the link)but my husband assures me this would be easy to build.

The weather needs to clear so we can work outside and then we can pick a day for him to aid me in getting it done.  You know I will share when I do get it done.


Another pew type bench I am using for ideas.

Source: Kelley Rae Roberts
I thought this one was pretty cool. Wheel it wherever you need it.

source: Urban Gardens  Urban Mobile Wheel Barrow Bench
Here are some other DIY benches I found online that you might like. Go to the source for the instructions on building them.
I loved the birdhouse touch on this one.


source: Tootsie Time
I have seen a lot of bed “headboard turned into a bench” tutorials but I thought this one stood out.  I just might have to give one of these a whirl, you can’t have too much seating, even in the garden.

source: Pretty Handy Girl
Now talk about simple…

source: Bird and Blooms

The snow and wet has been relentless the past couple of days.  We are looking forward to some dry weather this next week and maybe then I can get one of these built.
Now I am off to paint on signs again. 


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  1. Love the benches but that first piccy is just gorgeous.

  2. Great benches! The first two are my favs. I'm looking for one for our bedroom at the foot of the bed, & another one for our front outside entry. Good luck on yours!

  3. Just beautiful benches! lovely post xoxo

  4. I love benches too and I love the old Church Pew. We added a Trex deck last summer and have a lot of "wood" left over. My hubby is going to build benches for the yard with that. Wish I could help with the plans but alas I don't think I've ever seen some. happy pink sat

  5. Love that wheelbarrow bench, what fun ! Will look forward to seeing what you create.

  6. I'm going around visiting everyone on today's PINK SATURDAY list.....with my hot cup of coffee, of course! Just wanted to let you know that I was here! Have yourself a great weekend, and stop by my place if you've the time!

    ciao bella
    Creative Carmelina

  7. Hi Pamela..great garden benches! I've never seen one with a wheel before!
    Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

  8. Pam I also love benches and just painted the one out on my terrace!!
    Beautiful examples!

    I have a $100 Gift Card Giveaway from Soft Surroundings if you would like to enter!!

    Art by Karena

  9. (Sorry about that, had to fix my html)
    There are some great plans here, including many for benches:
    Free Woodworking Plans

  10. Love the headboard bench but they where all wonderful. I am your newest follower, hope you will stop by, Laura

  11. I love it all so much that I just became your newest follower. If you have a second come check out my blog.


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