Chaz Loughridge’s Unique Bench

You may remember Chaz’s desk that I showed last week. He sent me another project which is his quick and easy bench design. After seeing it I had to share it. There’s just three pictures here but I believe it’s enough to get you going if you wanted to do the same thing. I also think the source of the bench back is great. Chaz writes:

I recently built this outdoor bench for my mother-in-law. I purchased 2 identical headboards at an auction for $2 and decided to incorporate one of them into the bench for the back.



Other than the selection of treated material, Lowe’s has a poor selection of outdoor lumber so the 4×4’s and 2×4’s are Birch, the seat and arm rests are Cedar.



I bought (2) 4×4 solar caps and a couple flower hangers to give it a little style. Thanks for looking.


Talk about an awesome looking bench. And so simple. The solar lights on the back posts are a great touch as well. It’s the little details like that that make a project stand out….in a good way! So what do you think?

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  1. Great bench and agree with you Jay on the solar lights being a great finishing touch. I love the idea of using a headboard piece for the back. Great job Chaz

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