It’s the middle of summer and we spend more and more time outdoors as the weather is cool. To make your stay outdoors more comfortable, you need functional and stylish furniture. Today I’d like to share some cool outdoor benches with you. This is a perfect piece of outdoor furniture that you can use for both sitting and storage. It is indispensable for small outdoor areas.
This cool and slightly dark stained wooden board bench from ana-white.com is pretty easy to build, you can vary its size and color. The plan is simple: find the size you want, measure and cut your boards, and attach them to each other and to your legs. Pick a color or stain and finish your work.
This storage box and bench is also easy to make and the layout is largely the same as the previous one. The artificial louvers look difficult, but tilting the slats is actually very easy. Use the cutting scheme and attach the boards together. Paint or spray it if you want or just color it.
This piece is great for any outdoor space, it can be used on a small balcony or on a large patio. This bank box is made of plywood sheets and protects the inside from the bad weather conditions. Therefore it is ideal as a pool bench – no water will damage your belongings!
The next bank is a large storage bank, made of plywood and left unfinished, just a little bit sealed. This is a cool and easy idea for those who need more storage space and seating. There is nothing difficult here. You don’t need any special skills.
This tiny outdoor storage bench is ideal for small spaces, especially balconies that you can easily place in the smallest of spaces. Build a simple wooden plank box or crate and then place a suitable pillow on top to make the seating more comfortable.
This X-leg bench is a cool rustic piece for any outdoor area. Make a regular X-leg bench, then leave some space under the top to place boxes for storage. Color the piece as you want or paint it.
This board made of boards and plywood is great for small outdoor spaces. Just put them in the corner. Paint it however you like and you can also add some pillows or a pillow seat for comfortable sitting.
If you really need a large piece for your yard to accommodate all of the guests, build this wood and wood corner bench with storage space inside. It will take time and effort, but it’s worth it!
This corner bench is a little smaller than the previous one, but it doesn’t look any less cool! You can build it with wooden boards, then color it as you like. Half of the seat can be opened for storage.
The final project for today is this corner storage bench which is made up of separate sections. Choose boards or panels that you like and cover the base you build with them – simple, cool and rustic.
There is no fall party and especially no Thanksgiving party without vegetables! These fall gifts are everywhere, and they're super healthy and delicious. But to serve them at a party you need a creative idea to make them look cool and tasty. Here are some ideas you can steal to arrange a vegetable tray.
Fun veggie trays
If you are organizing a kids party or just want to make your party fun, create a fancy vegetable tray for it. The tray can be shaped as an owl, turkey, flower, funny face or any other shape you like that makes the platter look fun. Put dips in bowls and place them as eyes - your kids will have a lot of fun eating vegetables!
Other vegetarian trays
If you want a more traditional tray, design it to grab attention. In a chic way, put vegetables in a tray covered with some paper to make them look very fresh and add handmade bread to them. Dip in a pumpkin and place vegetables around it - what can be more symbolic of Thanksgiving? Use a cool wooden top or tray to make your food look amazing, or take a basket instead of a tray and don't forget to add bowls of different types of dressing.