All gardeners are in love with the concept of a seat in the garden. A garden bench will be situated in the perfect spot, with the perfect view, someplace to sit and ponder the wonders of your gardening talent and green thumb with a glass of wine or a cup of tea.
The truth is of course, that we might have the perfect seat in our gardens, but we rarely get to use it! Regardless of that reality, I went shopping (meaning I pulled out my iPad and planted myself on the couch with a glass of wine) and found two perfect and fairly inexpensive benches. The only drawback to these beauties is/was that they needed to be assembled and that required power tools. I think any of you that know me realize that I should NOT be allowed to use power tools. I soldiered on though and borrowed the Hubbies cordless drill.
I guessed how to assemble the first bench, not realizing that there we’re actually instructions on the back of the illustration. Oops. There were only a couple extra screws when I finished… No big deal, right?… I confess they we’re actually super easy to assemble. By the time I realized there were instructions I felt like a pro.
I loved these benches when I saw them on-line. They’re inexpensive (ish), solid wood and they have some nice details…
I picked them up at Grandin Road and they’re on sale now too (and no, I don’t receive anything from them for that plug)… I’ve placed them both down in a spot where I can watch my children play, though I think one will migrate over to the chicken coop soon so I can watch the action in that part of the garden. I dare to dream!
Happy gardening everyone!