You don’t have to be an expert, experienced woodworker to build a functional and attractive outdoor bench for your yard, patio, or porch. However, if you don’t have much experience, it would be wise to begin with a relatively simple bench design.
You can find our previous list of free simple outdoor bench plans here and now here is a new list of simple garden bench designs you can use to enhance your outdoor space. All these plans are available for free from reputable sites.
All of the following garden bench plans are free!
Below are 10 simple–yet very attractive and functional–garden benches you can build with basic woodworking skills and tools.
For the most part, these benches are also very inexpensive, depending mostly upon the type of wood you decide to build them with. Please see our post on outdoor wood types for suitable material suggestions.
With all these simple and free outdoor benches plans, there is no reason not to get busy and enhance your landscape today!
|Simple and fast bench plans that you can build in an hour or 2 from Woodworkers Guild of America.|
|A simple, modern style bench that you can build with basic tools and minimal woodworking experience from Ana White.|
|This clever and unusual design uses two broken chairs to make a French-styled bench or “window bench.”|
|This is an extremely simple and inexpensive bench made from just 2 ten foot 2×10’s–from Handyman Wire.|
|Here’s another simple bench design who’s length is easily adjustable. This bench would look great on a lake, pond, or trail. From Handyman Wire.|
|A nice sturdy bench that can be lengthened or shortened to suit your needs from Handyman Wire.|
|An inexpensvie and easy to build garden bench that can also be built without the curved seat to make it even easier from Garden Gate Magazine.|
|Another simple to construct bench, this one made from pine. It can be used inside or out. From Canadian Gardening.|
|This modern redwood planter bench uses purchased ceramic pots as it’s legs, simplifying the building process tremendously. From Sunset.|
|Easy to build and versatile outdoor duckboard platforms can be used for a variety of projects including outdoor benches. From Shopsmith.|