One of the attributes of the garden or recreation area in a country area – a bench, sitting on which you can read a book in solitude or, on the contrary, to spend a few fun hours with friends. How to make usual bench was comfortable and at the same time became part of the garden decor? The solution is simple bench for the garden made by your own hands. Only own exclusive creation will satisfy your personal aesthetic needs.
Before you do a sketch or drawing of the product, you need to consider the place of its installation. Depends on the material of manufacture. For example, in the old garden with large green trees looks good wooden bench in the forged frame (as an option – the product of logs on a stone base), and in young kindergarten – light, even delicate bench in a romantic style.
Small bench white color stands out a contrast against the dark green hedges
If you place in a quiet secluded area, near a pond or surrounded by flowering beds, it will be a wonderful place of solitude and rest where you can spend a few pleasant minutes alone after work «workout» in the beds.
Old brick wall, a bench of the ashen tree and the flowers look mysterious and romantic
Often benches are an integral part of porches, gazebos, outdoor areas for picnics. In this case there should be several products, designed in the same style. One example is a garden table with two benches on the sides, which summer evening you can have a family tea time or play Board games.
Deliberately rough and comfortable wooden design table, two benches and armchair
The bench is better to install so that it opened the neighbor’s fence or garage, and water garden, flower bed or garden. Surrounding the picture should please the eye, not to remind about the need to fill the car or to update the paint on the gazebo. It is also appropriate to place benches on the Playground, at the pool, near the main entrance to the house.
Bench by the pond surrounded by flowers and greenery — the perfect place for relaxation and reflection
One of the best places in the garden, around the beds. It is better if the bench is going to stand in the shade, for example, under the spreading foliage of a tree or under a canopy, as it is intended for rest from physical labor – digging, weeding, watering or harvesting.
Rest in the shade of a flowering Bush — a real pleasure
You can think about decorative frame: garden bench, made with his own hands, looks good surrounded by low flowering bushes, specially arranged flower beds on a hill or at the site of natural stone or paving slabs.
First we need to take a piece of paper and make a sketch or drawing of the intended product. Even at this stage questions might arise: what height would be optimal or how many feet must have a bench? There are common standards that should be followed during mapping:
- 400 mm — 500 mm seat height;
- 500 mm – 550 mm seat width;
- 350 mm – 500 mm – backrest height.
If the plans to create the product with the back, should determine how the backrest is attached to the seat. Depending on, a portable bench or not, the planned legs have neparnogo products they are firmly fixed in the ground.
The legs of the bench to fix it is easy: it is necessary to dig a pit of the desired size and fill them with cement mortar, dropping back wooden parts
In the drawing, you can estimate how much you will need to work with. Usually the product is such that it takes at least financial investment: at the cottage are always a lot of wood left over from home construction or bath, fasteners (screws, nails, bolts, staples), paint formulations for wood treatment.
If you collect the remains of wooden products and billets with all luck, you can come up with an unusual model
There in the back and necessary tool. If the basic material for the production is wood, you should prepare: planer, saw, jigsaw, hammer, sandpaper, a tape measure and pencil.
Never go wrong by choosing to work wood – soft, supple to handle and robust, able to serve not one ten years material. From wood you can create elements of different shape and size, shaped insert, surround and miniature details.
If you are having trouble compiling the sketch, you can use the ready drawing garden benches.
All parts are cut according to the dimensions in the drawing
This bench traditional urban parks, similar instances can be found at river stations, near theaters or shopping malls are those places where you have to spend some time waiting. The advantage to this option is the ease of preparation of details and Assembly efficiency. To work you need thick beams for the base (3 large and 3 smaller), bricks or boards for seat and back.
Color detail can be modified using impregnation or varnish of a darker shade
This model is portable — it can always be rearranged to a more convenient location. She always stood straight and did not shake, the installation of supports is necessary to monitor the exact location of items – even a slight mismatch will cause distortion products.
At the end of the work – and this applies to any wood products that are on the street, all the wooden parts should be treated with special impregnation against mould or varnish, also containing protective components. Treated wood resists moisture, is longer and looks like new for a long time.
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This option is more thorough than the previous one. Bench with square seat and a backrest looks great on the background of houses built from any material – wood, brick, stone.
Scheme of the Assembly of the armrests and backrest of the bench in a classic style
For variety, you can change the color, choose a shade closer country buildings. The backrest of the bench is a real find for lovers to dream and to realize his ideas in wood. Straight vertical bruski it is possible to replace strips, arranged crosswise.
This bench can easily fit several people
The top horizontal bar would look good, if it is to cover the exquisite carvings and colored ornamentation. Arms and legs can also be notched – but it all depends on the willingness and ability of the wizard. To make a bench for the garden, it only takes a few nights and enjoy the rest it is possible not one year.
Outdoor kit for the whole family consists of comfortable table and two fixed benches.
Convenient and practical table with a couple of benches will be useful in any country
All the major parts (table, benches) are collected separately and are then assembled into a single unit with 4 bottom bars – 2 on each side.
Scheme of the Assembly of the kit
The table consists of a tabletop with legs that are installed crosswise.
Assembly diagram table
Benches going easily from bruskov or boards of different lengths.
The circuit Assembly benches
At the last stage first, fix the bench to give the structure stability, then the table, exactly in the middle.
Initial Assembly — Union shops
Seemingly simple but comfortable table will become a gathering place for family and friends in the evenings for fellowship, evening tea, rest.
A table with benches can be placed right on the lawn
More detailed drawings and photos of this project you can download here.
Wood – traditional, «warm» material for making benches, so the products are so different. Is processed on the machines of the bars, you can take a natural material with natural forms – and in front of us not just the bench, but a real masterpiece.
Original bench made of large pieces of sawn and processed logs
It turns out that there are stone benches, but they are appreciated rather than for functionality and for aesthetics. Sit down on the stone want product only during the warmer time of the year, but to admire them constantly.
A small stone bench blends harmoniously into a floral landscape
Elegant look of wrought iron products, but to create a bench for the garden with his own hands out of metal can only be a professional blacksmith.
Wrought iron bench among the lush of colors looks more than appropriate
Interesting look combined benches and benches built of stone and wood and decorated with items made of textile covers, cushions.
A small pillow in pink and white, neatly laid out on the bench, making the garden area is cozy and homey
All for today. Hope you found something useful. If you have any questions or feedback are welcome in the comments.