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Want to add some comfy lounge-type seating to your balcony or outdoor space? Make a bench using plastic storage bins as the base, plywood and reed fencing material.

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Step 1: Make a base with plastic bins

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For the base of the bench, I used 4 plastic storage bins - They come in many different heights and sizes so you need find some that will work for your balcony. This is a great way to keep construction down to a minimum and also gives you some long term storage if you need it. Just make sure that you pick bins that have a solid top like this to keep the water out. I arranged them to give me an L-shaped bench.
satoko686 months ago
Amazingly simple & inexpensive yet beautiful & functional. Love this!
EYSpace (author)  satoko686 months ago
Thank you!
Well done! This will be my project for the weekend. Thanks for sharing!

EYSpace (author)  GorillazMiko2 years ago
Thanks and you're welcome! Have fun making it!