Modified Bench for backyard camping

Submitted by Keith on Sun, 03/24/2013 - 11:44

My family and I really enjoyed camping last year and with the addition of another child we will not be able to get out this season. So, I modified the simple bench plan to create a comfortable seating area while we "camp" in the backyard. With the money I saved building vs. buying, I was able to purchase a new miter saw and sander and still save a ton of green. I plan on building a couple side tables to complete the set. Thanks for the site Ana, it helps make our home more warm and affordable.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$100 a bench (most of the money in the cushions)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine framing
Finish Used
Sprayed enamel paint with a spar varnish
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner