Do you like those benches around a tree but find them too expensive to buy? Here’s a great project for anyone looking for a fun and easy-to-build DIY project: a tree bench! This bench is a great way to add both function and style to your backyard, and it’s a lot cheaper to build than you might think. With just a few basic supplies and some basic carpentry skills, you can build this bench in no time.
This bench around a tree was the creative solution of DIY-er Heather, who didn’t want to spend $250 to buy a similar bench for her backyard. By using some scrap wood and some elbow grease, Heather was able to create a beautiful and functional piece of outdoor furniture that enhanced her backyard space. This project is a great example of how creativity and resourcefulness can go a long way!
She had been eyeing up an old tree in her backyard for weeks, and she finally decided that she wanted to build a bench around a tree. She was new to woodworking, so she wanted to find a project that was easy to build given her limited skills. That’s when she came up with the idea of using old kitchen chairs to build a bench around a tree. It was definitely a eureka moment for her!
She only spent $75 on an old set of kitchen chairs (with a table). Including other materials, her total project cost amounted to just $100. By comparison, purchasing new chairs and a table would have cost her several hundred dollars. This project was a great way to save money while still getting the look she wanted for her outdoor space.
- Made of sturdy iron with Victorian scroll details and an antique white finish
- Full dimensions are 60.3" wide x 60.3" deep x 33.8" high
- Perfect for adding extra seating in the garden or backyard
If you can source some chairs for free, or pick up some second-hand ones, then all you need is to get some paint and extra timber to get this project going. And all for under a hundred dollars! This is a great way to upcycle some old furniture and give it a new lease on life. With a little bit of time and effort, you can turn a few old chairs into something unique and stylish.
So, is this bench around a tree the solution you are looking for too?
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You’ll need these materials:
- Old Kitchen Chairs
- Trisodium Phosphate
- Rubber Gloves
- Exterior Paint
- Wood Screws and Nails
And these tools:
- Measuring Tape
- Brad Nailer
To make a bench around your tree, simply arrange your kitchen chairs around the tree. If desired, you can sand and paint the chairs to match your home’s decor. This unique bench will provide a lovely spot for you to enjoy the beauty of your outdoor space.
To complete your bench around a tree, top it with pieces of timber. You can make a circular bench or a hexagon one, depending on your preference. This will add stability to the bench and make it more comfortable to sit on.
Adding a few cushions to the bench will make it even more comfortable and inviting, perfect for spending time outdoors with family and friends.
A bench around a tree provides a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the shade while reading or spending time with friends. The tree’s branches and leaves offer natural protection from the sun, making the area beneath it a cool and comfortable oasis.
For a detailed tutorial, you can get step-by-step instructions from Heather McKinney over at Too Inspired to Sleep…