9 Planter Benches You Can Build to Enhance Your Patio or Deck–Free Plans

Planter benches are a beautiful and very functional addition to your deck, patio, or yard.  Be sure to use durable wood suitable for outdoor furniture such as redwood, cedar, or pressure treated pine.

This type of outdoor bench works great on a patio or deck to define the edge of your space creating outdoor “rooms” which make your landscaping much more effective.

Following are free outdoor benches plans that incorporate plants and seating in one!  Many of these can easily be adjusted in length to fit your exact space.


Good directions are provided for this redwood planter bench by Ron Hazelton.  How to Build a Bench with Planters
Here’s an unusual triangular deck planter bench from Home At Home.  This could be especially useful for corners. Deck Planter
Attractive modern planter bench using store-bought ceramic pots as legs.  From Sunset. Planter bench
Scroll down near the bottom of the page for plans to build this planter bench from pressure treated southern pine.
Plans for another planter bench made from Yellawood pressure treated lumber.
Redwood planter bench with attractive alternating line pattern from Sunset.  This one looks quite modern. Handsome planter-bench
A modular cedar planter bench design that would be perfect for a deck.  From RealCedar. bench
An interesting planter bench with rounded ends from HGTV.
Simple to build planter bench. From UFPI.