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Garden bench (71"x25"x39" high) designed for the Chicago Botanical Garden features slatted seat and back and gently sculpted arms. Includes advice on selecting teak wood for outdoor furniture.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #19 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 20

Classic English garden bench is made from laminated 3/4" lumber.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #81 Aug 2000 pg. 66

Photo shows four styles of benches for your yard.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1971 (v.49#6) pg. J28 (104+)

Photo shows bench formed by precasting three cement blocks and topping them with plywood and quarry tile. Est. cost: $43.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 34

Photo shows bench made from 3-ft. corrugated metal window well with 2x4s for the base and seat. Est. cost: $11.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 48

Photo shows patio bench and table made from railroad ties with redwood 2x4s for the top. Est. cost: $33.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 56

Photo shows garden screen divider and bench built from 1x2 slats and 2x4s. Est. cost: $95.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 62

Photo shows bench-screen-storage unit made from lattice strips. Est. cost: $60.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 66

Photo shows bench made from 1x4 pine for the slatted top, with clay tiles for the legs. Est. cost: $21.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 46

Photo shows outdoor corner bench made from 2x2s with a slatted top. Base is clay flue tiles. Est. cost: $48.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 62

Photo shows how to make an outdoor bench. Top of 2x4s rests on two 13" square chimney flue tiles. Est. cost: $25.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 76

Photo shows how to make deck benches from 8"x8" fir timber cut to various lengths with feet of nailed-on 2x4s and 4x6s. Est. cost: $10.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 26

Photo shows how to make a sculptural looking deck bench. The base appears to be an extension of decking. The multiple legs are 2x12s, each 14" high. Slat top is made from cedar 2x2s. Est. cost: $34.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1975 (v.53#7) pg. 63

Photo shows redwood indoor/outdoor bench with a built-in planter. Base is plywood with redwood 1x4s for the slat top and stretchers. BH&G Project Plan available. Est. cost: $25.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 80

Photo shows 96" long bench built from redwood that is 15" wide and 14" high. Three pairs of 2x2s support the bench. Open spaces between slats on the top provide good air circulation for plants set on top of the bench. Est. cost: $24.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 86

Photo shows a folding bench for porch or deck made from wood with a canvas seat. Plan must be ordered.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1977 (v.55#6) pg. 68

Photo and sketch show how to build a combination deck bench and planter that is set at the base of a slope.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1977 (v.55#6) pg. 104

Photo and sketch show how to construct a 3x5-ft. oval seating bench for a patio. Bench top and support structure are built of 2x4s with 4x4s for legs.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1977 (v.55#6) pg. 110

Photos show two versions of deck benches. One style has a slatted top made from 2x4s set on edge and serves as an edging for a deck. The second bench is built of 2x6s and has hinged top sections to provide access to storage compartments beneath.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1977 (v.55#6) pg. 111

Photo shows backyard bench that is notched for easy assembly and dismantling for storage. Can be assembled in "S" or "U" shape. Plan must be ordered. Est. cost: $98.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 75

Photo shows a redwood garden bench to make from 2x6s and 2x12s. Est. cost: $23.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 80

Outdoor living. SPECIAL SECTION illustrates "super" new projects for yard, deck, porch and patio. Partial instructions included for (1) Cabana with lattice walls, (2) Jungle gym and swing unit, (3) Combination bench and planter, and (4) Outdoor lantern built of wood and glass.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1985 (v.63#6) pg. 37

A garden bench for sunning is built from 2x4's and features a slatted top.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1985 (v.63#7) pg. 70

Three-place garden bench with ends that look like crates is built from redwood 1x4s and 2x4s. Project plan can also be ordered. Est. cost: $78.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1986 (v.64#3) pg. 67, 138

Eight-sided bench to build around a tree.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1986 (v.64#6) pg. 102, 172

Redwood bench and raised planting bed.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1986 (v.64#6) pg. 104, 173

Portable, two-tiered "bonsai" benches for the yard have slatted legs and tops.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1987 (v.65#6) pg. 43, 136

Planter/bench. A 3x3-ft planter box, 18" high, serves as one end of a bench that is supported by 4x4 posts down its midline. The post on the other end of the bench has a mitred decorative top.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1987 (v.65#6) pg. 43, 135

All-weather bench for indoor or outdoor use is made from Philippine mahogany. Est. cost: $47.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1987 (v.65#7) pg. 74, 118

Garden bench with curved back and arms resembles a Victorian camelback settee. Dimensional sketch included. Full project plan can be ordered.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1989 (v.67#8) pg. 128

A classic garden bench is built from ash. Features slatted seat, slatted back, and wide arms. Overall length is 72".
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jun 1998 (v.21#9) pg. 44
Correction CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jul-Aug 1998 (v.21#10) pg. 8

Long outdoor bench is ideal for basketball courts and other gathering places. Constructed of pressure-treated 2x4s and 4x4s. The end supports double as trash containers.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jul-Aug 2000 (v.23#9) pg. 14

Tree bench. An elegant circular bench that is designed and constructed to completely surround the trunk of a tree.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jul-Aug 2000 (v.23#9) pg. 28
Added Info CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jun 2001 (v.24#8) pg. 6 (Adapt to larger tree)

Simple classic. Traditional lines and solid construction of a pine bench make it a practical project for the garden or fireside.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Apr 2001 (v.24#6) pg. 29

Cedar storage bench. Flowing lines and generous proportions make this cedar bench an inviting place to sit outdoors. The flip-up seat reveals a large storage area.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Apr 2002 (v.25#6) pg. 46
Added Info CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jun 2002 (v.25#8) pg. 6

Uneeda bench. Reproduction of a wooden bench from the Uneeda Rest hotel on Sparrow Lake in Port Stanton, Ontario, Canada (circa 1898).
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Summer 2002 (v.25#9) pg. 30

Patio furniture set consists of: (1) Umbrella table. (2) Bench seats. (3) Patio chair. Construction of 2x4 and 2x3 pine studs. Est. cost: $65 for table. $25 for bench seat. $35 for patio chair.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1980 (v.3#9) pg. 8

Outdoor rocking bench (loveseat rocker) built entirely of wood. Estimated cost: $45.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1980 (v.3#10) pg. 7

Two L-shaped benches and a picnic table. Built from pine. The L-shape benches have a small end table built right into them (at the corner). Estimated cost: $100-$185.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1980 (v.3#11) pg. 7

A treated-wood bench for your garden. Made from 2x4 stock. Top consists of 3 pieces of 2x4 each 38" long.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1983 (v.6#8) pg. 22

Sturdy cedar chaise, umbrella table, and bench.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1983 (v.6#9) pg. 14
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1983 (v.6#10) pg. 23

Sturdy patio furniture built from cedar. Includes a bench, two patio tables, and a window box with holds three potted plants.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1985 (v.8#7) pg. 18, 28

Simple outdoor bench built from 2x4's is supported by two square planter boxes built from 4x4's.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1985 (v.8#9) pg. 18, 25

Two sizes of garden benches (50" and 33" long) and two planters form a corner arrangement. Bench and planter sides are covered with tongue-and-groove siding. Slatted bench tops are made from 1x4s.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1986 (v.9#7) pg. 42

Cedar garden bench that seats two has arms and slatted seat and back.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1986 (v.9#8) pg. 44

Garden bench features a large storage area under the lift-up seat. Built of 2x4 and 2x6 cedar.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1987 (v.10#11) pg. 54

Kiddie's two-seater. Child-size unit features a built-in snack table in the center of this outdoor garden bench with a back.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1989 (v.12#8) pg. 36

Spring Beauty raised-bed planter and bench. This T-shaped planter is made by stacking notched 4x4s, six layers high, in log cabin fashion. The slatted bench top is supported by two cross members that are fastened to the 4x4s on both sides of the planter.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1991 (v.14#7) pg. 59

Country garden bench. Two-person bench has a solid seat, curved arms and a back with a shaped top bar, dowels and panels. The central panel is carved with a flower motif.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1992 (v.15#10) pg. 18

Cedar outdoor furniture. (1) Garden bench for two features slatted seat, wide arms and fan-shaped backrest. (2) Small planter and larger two-level planter. (3) Low wooden bench with a two-board seat (11"x60").
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1994 (v.17#9) pg. 22

Unique garden bench (over 5-ft long) features a large wooden wheelbarrow-style spoked wheel on one end and long handles on the other end to facilitate moving the bench. The bench has a slatted back, slatted seat and arms.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1995 (v.18#8) pg. 18

Two boxes and a bench. Two easy-to-make planter boxes (15"x15"x16" tall) serve as the support for a removable bench top (66"x17" overall) with 36" of seating space between the planters.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1998 (v.21#6) pg. 53

Chinese Chippendale garden bench features a lattice-work motif in the back and slats in the seat. Dimensions: 55" long, 22" wide, 38" tall.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Jun 1982 (v.13#3) pg. 26

Beautify your backyard with masonry and concrete projects. Part 1. (1) How to extend a concrete patio. (2) How to make a patio bench. (3) Capping a brick wall with concrete. (4) Installing a barbecue in concrete.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #126 Apr 1971 (v.21#4) pg. 30

Contemporary outdoor benches have 4"x4" posts sunk in concrete and slatted tops made from 1-1/2" square stock.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #128 Aug 1971 (v.21#6) pg. 52

Easy-to-build wooden bench unit also serves as an outdoor equipment storage center. Eighteen feet of bench has hinged top.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #137 Aug 1972 (v.22#6) pg. 30

How to make a rustic outdoor bench from a 6-ft. to 7-ft. seasoned log. Holes are drilled at an angle on the underside for 18" legs that are cedar limbs.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #198 Apr 1979 (v.29#4) pg. 73

Seven backyard improvements. (1) Firepit. (2) Kitchen bump out. (3) Curved wooden deck bench. (4) Privacy fence. (5) Water garden in a wooden barrel. (6) Contemporary hammock stand. (7) Second story circular deck.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #239 May-Jun 1983 (v.33#5) pg. 51

Tip on refinishing wooden benches.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #241 Sep 1983 (v.33#7) pg. 92

20x20-ft. brick courtyard features a redwood trellis and diamond-shaped bench.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #249 May-Jun 1984 (v.34#5) pg. 36

Graceful arbor shelters a three-sided bench.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #269 May-Jun 1986 (v.36#5) pg. 68

Build this pair of handsome garden benches that quickly flip back to form a full-size picnic table.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #288 Apr 1988 (v.38#4) pg. 100

Southwestern banco (bench). Capture the flavor of the desert when you build this comfortable "weathered-look" wooden bench which features triangular cutouts on the seat and back. Overall dimensions: 36" tall, 21" deep, 66" long.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #294 Jan 1989 (v.39#1) pg. 62
Correction FAMILY HANDYMAN #296 Mar 1989 (v.39#3) pg. 13

Outdoor trestle bench (5-ft. long) is made from cedar 2x4s and 2x6s.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #307 Apr 1990 (v.40#4) pg. 80

Classic English garden bench to build. Features traditional mortise and tenon construction.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #328 May 1992 (v.42#5) pg. 88

Sturdy, easy-to-build bench that encircles a tree trunk.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #331 Sep 1992 (v.42#8) pg. 76

A trio of handcrafted wooden outdoor furniture (chair, bench and table) are built from cedar with slatted seats, backs and tops. Parts are joined with dowels, glue and screws hidden by wood plugs. The wood is stained a weathered gray.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #377 Apr 1997 (v.47#4) pg. 65

Cedar "book bench" features a folding slatted back which is covered with copper. This top is kept closed when not in use and thus keeps the slatted seat dry during a rain.
FINE GARDENING #12 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 8

Trellis seat. Build a garden bench flanked by trellises and covered with an arched roof.
FINE GARDENING #37 May-Jun 1994 pg. 62

Sitting pretty, simplified. An old-fashioned garden bench built with basic skills and tools.
FINE GARDENING #56 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 42

Six-foot bench has the look of a traditional English-garden or park bench, but with an Oriental twist suggested by back stretchers which are stepped like the roof line of a Japanese temple. Utilizes mortise-and-tenon construction.
FINE WOODWORKING #76 May-Jun 1989 pg. 54

Art-nouveau garden bench is reminiscent of styles popular at the turn of the century. Photograph, but no construction details.
FINE WOODWORKING #76 May-Jun 1989 pg. 59

A garden bench for all seasons. A boatbuilder's version of the traditional slatted garden bench features Spanish cedar, marine epoxy, and copper rivets.
FINE WOODWORKING #130 May-Jun 1998 pg. 52

Good garden fences to build. (1) Picket fence, gate and arbor. (2) Rail fence with stone posts. (3) Wood rail fence. (4) Informal garden bench from hand hewn beam.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1988 (v.32#4) pg. 40

Rolling garden bench is based on an 18th century "wheelbarrow seat" and features slatted back and seat. Est. cost: $200.
FLOWER & GARDEN Mar-Apr 1989 (v.33#2) pg. 90

Potting bench. This outdoor tilt-back love-seat features a large storage compartment in the base. When tilted back, the front of the seat forms a workbench (60"x22").
FLOWER & GARDEN Mar-Apr 1990 (v.34#2) pg. 70

How to build a simple garden bench (48"x 16"x 18" high) with a slightly curved seat.
GARDEN GATE #30 Dec 1999 pg. 41

Slat top garden bench is built entirely of 1x4s. Top is 80" long and 20" wide with legs built up from three 1x4s.
HANDY ANDY Jul 1978 (v.2#9) pg. 52

Build a garden bench with a modernized Chinese Chippendale look.
HANDY ANDY Sep 1980 (v.4#10) pg. 13

Permanent patio bench of wood.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Mar 1963 pg. 36

Backyard bench (6-ft.long) is an authentic reproduction of an antique. Includes tricks for making it appear to be a real "antique".
HOME MECHANIX #731 Mar 1989 (v.85) pg. 36

Refined rustics. Craft a covered backyard bench and a swinging gate from logs and branches.
HOME MECHANIX #773 Mar 1993 (v.89) pg. 44

Classic-styled covered benches for your yard and garden. (1) Opposing benches for face-to-face chats. (2) L-shaped bench with a distinctive hip-style roof. (3) Japanese-inspired shade pavilion (teahouse). (4) Shade bench with lattice panels and decorative arbor/trellis.
HOME MECHANIX #795 May 1995 (v.91) pg. 46

Redwood benches. Two designs for slatted benches. May be constructed as freestanding or built into a wooden deck.
HOMEOWNER Apr 1984 (v.9#3) pg. 47

Yard perks. Do-it-yourself accessories for making your yard better looking and better living. Includes benches, planters, arbors, trellis, gazebo, pergola, fences, etc.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1987 (v.12#5) pg. 31

Clever cover-ups. Ideas for camouflaging outdoor necessities such as garden hose, trash cans, utility meters, propane tanks and air-conditioning units.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1990 (v.15#5) pg. 44

Tip on building a hexagonal bench around a tree
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1980 (v.5#3) pg. 28

How to construct an L-shaped deck bench.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1980 (v.5#3) pg. 51

A garden bench to build in one day. Trestle-style bench has a slat top. Overall dimensions: 16"x48"x18" tall.
KITCHEN GARDENER #22 Aug-Sep 1999 pg. 38

Wall-hung "park-style" bench. Solidly constructed of 2x4s. Suited for outdoor use.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #460 Sep 1966 (v.62) pg. 85

Super-sturdy bench has concrete legs and two 2x10 redwood planks for a top.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #530 Jul 1972 (v.68) pg. 70

A redwood garden bench. 5-ft. long bench is assembled mostly with wooden pegs to avoid rusty nails, screws or bolts.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #602 Jul 1978 (v.74) pg. 66

A potpourri of backyard benches, pots, and planters. Made from exterior plywood and treated lumber.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #623 Apr 1980 (v.76) pg. 56

Build a slatted bench out of 2x4 stock. It is supported on 4x4 posts set in holes filled with gravel and capped with concrete.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #663 Aug 1983 (v.79) pg. 46

The Burkholder range. A classic British-style garden bench for the American builder. Every bit of wood in it is a standard board size (1x4 or 1x8).
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #110 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 92

How to build a rustic wood bench, table and an arm chair from rough sawn boards and poles cut from saplings.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1977 (v.24#9) pg. 176

Classic English garden bench uses mortise-and-tenon construction.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1988 (v.35#8) pg. 82

Covered garden seat features lattice sides and a slatted bench. Est. cost: under $200.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1989 (v.36#3) pg. 77

Park bench for your yard is made from channel iron, wooden slats and sits on pipe posts.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1970 (v.133#5) pg. 153

Designs for both movable and permanent benches for a deck.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1970 (v.134#3) pg. 170

Two styles of simple wooden benches.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1972 (v.138#2) pg. 75

Permanent outdoor benches are placed back to back with a planter box dividing them. A roof covers the benches to provide shade.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1974 (v.142#1) pg. 139

Five easy planters and benches for your deck.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1976 (v.145#4) pg. 135

Planter bench features a slatted redwood top and 2x4 legs. Measures 4-ft. long.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1977 (v.147#3) pg. 96

Build this bench for your patio. Built of Douglas fir or western pine. Contemporary design uses simple butt joint construction.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1978 (v.150#3) pg. 113

Build your own "park bench" furniture. Build benches, chairs, and tables which have legs made of steel strap, and seats, backs and tops made from wooden slats.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1981 (v.156#2) pg. 94

Bench made from a single log which is split in half. Half becomes the seat and half the back.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1983 (v.159#6) pg. 105

Make your own concrete garden bench. Make a wooden mold and cast as many of these benches as you need.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1984 (v.161#3) pg. 84

Two outdoor benches. (1) Slatted garden bench with no back. (2) Slatted park bench with a back. Both built from treated lumber.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1984 (v.161#6) pg. 78

Build English garden furniture. Solid teak outdoor furniture includes a bench, arm chair, and table. Uses mortise and tenon joints extensively.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1985 (v.162#3) pg. 110

Traditonal-style wooden garden bench features a slatted form-fitting seat, curved back, and armrests. Overall dimensions: 60" long, 39" tall, 20" deep.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1991 (v.168#7) pg. 43

Garden gateway. Build an elegant redwood structure that's really four projects in one (trellis, gate, fence, bench).
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1998 (v.175#7) pg. 92

Outdoor patio bench built of 2x2 and 2x4 lumber and supported on 4x4 timbers sunk in the ground.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1968 (v.192#6) pg. 136

A-frame gazebo with cedar shingles covers two 8-ft. long benches.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1972 (v.200#6) pg. 95

Outdoor planter box built from fieldstone is topped with redwood to form a bench.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1972 (v.201#2) pg. 82

Wrap-around tree bench is hexagon shaped and is built in two halves.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1979 (v.214#6) pg. 108

Latticework bench may be built in straight or L-shape. Crafted from garden-grade redwood (2x4,2x6, and 1x4).
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1980 (v.216#5) pg. 140

Use butcher-block construction techniques to build sturdy outdoor benches and rugged steps for decks.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1981 (v.218#6) pg. 127

A Spanish-style casual outdoor bench built from wood. Assembled using pegs with rounded ends rather than hardware. Overall dimensions: 60" long, 43" tall, 15" wide.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #53 Mar 1990 (v.9#5) pg. 80

Build a forever gardening stool. A durable, sturdy, long-lived outdoor wooden stool (small bench) is built from 5/4 pressure treated deck material.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #61 Jul 1991 (v.11#1) pg. 28, Insert

Greene & Greene garden bench. Wooden slatted bench has a decidedly Japanese flavor. Top cap on the back is shaped with cloud lifts and pierced with four-square patterns, which are duplicated in end stiles.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #96 May 1997 (v.17#2) pg. 47, Insert

Outdoor bench designed to completely encircle the trunk of a tree.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #103 Jul 1998 (v.18#3) pg. 28

Front porch game bench. A simple wooden bench features a painted checkerboard and a storage drawer for the playing pieces. Overall dimensions: 48"x13"x17" tall.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #103 Jul 1998 (v.18#3) pg. 64

Classic English garden bench is 48" long and features slats in the back and seat.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1988 (v.3#3) pg. 50
Correction PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1988 (v.3#7) pg. 10

Two way bench is designed to be built at the edge of a patio where the land slopes away. Footrest on one side allows the bench to be used comfortably facing either way.
SUNSET May 1979 (v.162#5) pg. 134

Cornish bench has a hinged back that can be folded down to keep the seat free from moisture, bird droppings, etc. Bench is 6-ft. long and is built from standard lumber.
SUNSET Jul 1979 (v.163#1) pg. 168

Deck bench/planter combination. Half-barrels serve as both planters and bench supports.
SUNSET Jul 1981 (v.167#1) pg. 92

Rough-sawn plank, supported by two simple frames built of scrap lumber, makes rugged garden bench.
SUNSET Sep 1982 (v.169#3) pg. 202

Build a summer swing, bench or glider. All three have the same back and seat.
SUNSET Aug 1983 (v.171#2) pg. 76

Tip: Box-style bench edges a deck. At the entry end of the bench, a built-in light box illuminates the deck at foot level. House numbers, cut into the facing, are lighted at night.
SUNSET Jun 1986 (v.176#6) pg. 169

A look at multipurpose low walls in a garden as a way to define space, direct traffic, hold plants and provide seating. Practical hints for design furnished.
SUNSET Sep 1989 (v.183#3) pg. 188

Planter/bench combo. Large semi-circular wooden planters serve as the end supports for a 47"x24" outdoor bench.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #9 May 1989 (v.2#3) pg. 4

Curved wooden garden bench (48"x20"x16" high).
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #52 Jul 1996 (v.9#4) pg. 24, Insert

Four redwood benches, at varying heights, are built to surround a tree.
WOMAN'S DAY Jul 10 1978 (v.41#12) pg. 100, 122

How to create attractive places for outdoor living. Includes tips on deck construction, how to build a garden bench and photos of a variety of patios.
WOMAN'S DAY May 22 1979 (v.42#10) pg. 110, 133

Settee (bench) is suitable for either indoor or outdoor use. Features the beauty and weather resistance of mahogany, plus the durability of mortise-and-tenon joinery. Bench features slats in the back and seat, plus armrests on each end. Bench is 49" long.
WOOD MAGAZINE #17 Jun 1987 (v.4#3) pg. 68

Solid-oak outdoor settee. Slatted construction features two fan-shaped backs attached to a common seat.
WOOD MAGAZINE #35 Jun 1990 (v.7#3) pg. 60

Fun-in-the-sun outdoor furniture. Part 1. Porch rocker that seats two. Seat and back are contoured and surfaced with oak slats.
WOOD MAGAZINE #52 Jun 1992 (v.9#4) pg. 58

Modular planter/bench system. Planter boxes are 20" square and have slatted sides and corner post-legs with flutes. Bench tops are 42" long and have slatted tops and are bolted between two planters. Straight line, L-shape, T-shape and U-shape design options are shown.
WOOD MAGAZINE #97 Jun 1997 (v.14#4) pg. 36

Outdoor settee for two features classic chair lines, contoured seats and backrests, and a built-in center divider that is large enough for eating.
WOOD MAGAZINE #125 Jul-Aug 2000 (v.17#5) pg. 70, Insert
Correction WOOD MAGAZINE #126 Sep 2000 (v.17#6) pg. 10, Insert

Garden bench built from eight 2x4s (6-ft. long) and two 1x4s (8-ft. long) with only 18" of waste. Design features a removable planter box in one end of the bench, a removable serving tray in the other end of the bench, and a slatted back and seat.
WOODSMITH #3 May 1979 pg. 8

English-style garden bench built from redwood. Features slatted back and seat. Overall dimensions: 34" high, 24" deep, 59" long.
WOODSMITH #45 Jun 1986 pg. 16

Elegant garden bench (63" long) features a slatted seat and back, decorative lattice panel in the center of the back, and raised arms at each end. Constructed using mortise-and-tenon joints.
WOODSMITH #93 Jun 1994 (v.16) pg. 6, 15, 18

Garden bench features the traditional styling of slightly-concave slatted seat and massive legs. Overall dimensions: 48"x21"x18" high.
WOODSMITH #116 Apr 1998 (v.20) pg. 24

Garden bench features rail back and seat. The rails are fastened to ends with shouldered tenons and wedges. The entire unit may be disassembled for storage.
WOODWORKER #1045 Dec 1980 (v.84) pg. 810

A simple garden bench features a slatted seat and back. The seat is slightly concave to make the bench more comfortable.
WOODWORKER #1072 Mar 1983 (v.87) pg. 160

Tips on restoring the color of an outdoor teak bench.
WOODWORKER #1110 May 1986 (v.90#5) pg. 438

Sturdy garden seat. Reprint from the April 1952 issue of "Woodworker" magazine shows how to build a traditional English garden bench.
WOODWORKER Jul 1987 (v.91#7) pg. 609

A seat in the sun. Unusual curved English garden bench features a slatted seat and back.
WOODWORKER Apr 1988 (v.92#4) pg. 300

Traditional English garden bench uses mortise and tenon joinery that is suited for outdoor use. Three long boards (1"x6"x71") form the slatted back and seat. The seat boards are reinforced to prevent bending.
WOODWORKER Apr 1989 (v.93#4) pg. 330

Bench mark. A classic of British garden furniture is loosely based on a magnificent design by the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. This 8-ft. long seat is known as the "Sissinghurst Seat" after Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, for whose grounds it was specifically designed.
WOODWORKER Aug 1989 (v.93#8) pg. 714

Hexagon-shaped garden bench, with a slatted top, is designed to fit around the trunk of a tree.
WOODWORKER Aug 1991 (v.95#8) pg. 854

Build a simple slatted garden bench which is easily assembled and dismantled in four pieces (seat, back, legs).
WOODWORKER Jun 1994 (v.98#6) pg. 36

Garden bench and table is an adaptation of traditional English-style garden furniture. Built of redwood or teak.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1987 (v.11#2) pg. 33

A country seat. Making wooden garden furniture which can survive the British weather. Plans for a garden bench with slatted seat, slatted back, and wide arms.

How to cast a curved garden bench in concrete.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1978 (v.34#2) pg. 54

Wooden bench for a deck features a lift-up seat to reveal a built-in storage area in the base.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1987 (v.43#4) pg. 47

Traditional-style English garden bench (5-ft. long) is made from teak. Features pegged mortise-and-tenon joints.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1989 (v.45#3) pg. 50

Rolling redwood seat. This "wheelbarrow-style" garden bench design is based on an 18th century original found at Mount Congreve (Ireland).
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1989 (v.45#3) pg. 54

Build outdoor furniture for comfort, style and durability. Slanted, arched backs and simple slats are the key features in this matching set of benches, armchairs and porch swing.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1991 (v.47#3) pg. 24

Summer garden bench (72" long) has a slatted seat and a middle section that converts to a table.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1996 (v.52#3) pg. 30

A versatile planter. A large plastic tub planter is surrounded with a wooden enclosure that compliments a deck. Two surrounds can also form the end supports for a simple bench.
WORKBENCH #252 Mar-Apr 1999 (v.55#2) pg. 52