Saturday, January 7, 2012

Garden Bench Idea's

   Every garden needs a good place or so to sit , meditate and look at all the things God has made, the things that we take for granted in life that we shouldn't let slip by.  A place where we can listen to the birds and to all of His creation. It is also a good place to rest after a hard days work or a place to plan your next new veggie that is going to be planted. I would like to share a few of the benches that I have made for my garden. Of course you can just buy them if you like but a bench can be made out of just about anything as you will see and sometimes for free.

   My neighbor had a tree cut down and I just asked if I could have a little of it. All I did was cut the 2 legs the same length (comfortable height to sit at), I flattened the area where they attach to the seat with my chain saw. To attach the legs to the seat, I took a piece of 3/4" pipe, drilled a hole on both the legs and the seat slightly smaller. I had to hammer the pipe in, and attached them both together. Oh, so the legs don't attract termites I cut a piece of treated 1x and nailed it to the bottom of both legs. This project took about 1 hour and I made it myself. Cost Free!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
    This little bench is in my little girls secret garden. She and her friend next door like to hang out here some when the weather is nice. It is made out of old foundation blocks from an old house. I believe we bought the blocks for roughly $60.00 and hauled them home.I tried to look at them real carefully when I was buying them, so I could just stack them and leave them, but I had to sink one of the legs about ten inches into the ground to make the bench level. Still even with the travel and assembly it only took about 4 hours.
   As I said, you can make a bench out of anything. This is pretty self explanatory. 2 cinder blocks and a 2x6. This one is where my future expansion of raised beds is gonna be. There will be lots of hard work out here and I will need a place to sit, don't you think? At least that's what I am gonna tell my wife. Do you think I will get by with that? Cost: All that was left over after other projects.

   So I showed you three bench ideas and I hope getting a bench in your garden will help you with relaxing and pondering the important things in life. I want to leave you something to think on as you sit on your new bench that you have created and please send pictures of yours.

 Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.


  1. Your benches are great but you know my favorite is the secret garden bench. Great blog keep up the good work.

  2. I think that is my favorite as well. I may have to do an article on the secret garden and show everybody that as well.

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    1. Thank you, I bet you have benches in your garden as well? Come back.

  4. Very nice.... I like the secret garden bench the best, too. It would be nice to sit on and watch goats play, I think. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

    1. You are quit welcome! Thank you for stopping in, God Bless!

  5. Oh! I love the log, garden bench. It would also make a great perch for my chickens. The next tree that comes my way is going to become one of these! Thanks for sharing.