A bench is a must for every outdoor space: it’s a durable and comfy seat that may be used for several purposes. We’ve already shared some tutorials for outdoor storage benches, and today I’d like to present some more ideas but this time these are planter benches.
A planter bench is a two in one, it allows to enliven the space a little bit and feel more outside due to the greenery and flowers growing right here. It saves your space and even if you don’t have other pots and planters, it’s ok.
This beautiful outdoor cedar bench is an amazing idea to realize, the boxes are done on the sides of the bench so that you could seat comfortably. These aren’t planters, these are boxes to place any pots inside, and the boxes are rather big but you can measure your pots and make them accordingly.
Cinder blocks are a very cool material to work with, they are durable and easy to handle. This cinder block bench won’t take you a lot of time or efforts, just put the blocks the way you like, and place blocks for potting greenery and flowers wherever you want.
This bench is made of one large wooden beam, it was just cut out at one end and then stained. The authors adjusted rollers and ten planted some greenery into the pot cutout. This is a great idea for small and narrow spaces.
This is another wooden bench but here the boxes are more thick and don’t have cutouts, so you can plant directly into them.
The cedar lumber for this planter bench costs far less than built teak furniture but is just as weather resistant. A sturdy construction method is meant to keep the planter walls from bowing against pressure from roots, should you decide to plant trees.
This large wooden bench with planters looks very stable and you can plant directly into these boxes without separate pots.
To make it easy to build this 10-foot-long bench, we designed a bench top that rests on a pair of oversize ceramic pots. Add plants or trees to enrich the look.
This planter box bench will offer you additional comfort due to the cushions on it. Simply adjust the space between each slat to adjust the depth of the bench itself. An extra slat can be added or one taken away if the space becomes to much or too little.
For this garden bench cut the two wooden panels of the door on both sides and attach the planters as per the instructions on the picture. The planters will serve as supports for the garden bench. All you need to do is to decorate with plants and that’s it!