3 Easy-to-Build Outdoor Benches

Build one or more of these easy-to-build, attractive outdoor benches, from mail-order plans: a log and plank bench, the Leopold bench and the Jordan Pond bench and table.

Log Bench
Two sturdy logs and a rough-cut plank make a satisfying garden bench.
Photo by Len Churchill
Garden Bench
Build this garden bench, originally designed by the American naturalist, Aldo Leopold.
Illustration by Len Churchill
Pond Bench
This sturdy outdoor furniture is inspired by the same furniture at Jordan Pond House restaurant in Acadia National Park.
Illustration by Len Churchill

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