My new favorite hobby is thinking about what furniture and planters and other things I can put out there (rock speakers, anyone?) to make it a fun place where I will want to spend a lot of time.
Let's go bench shopping!
There are a few things that appeal to me:
-Not having to move it indoors for winter (where would we even put it?)
-Narrowness (can't be deep like an adirondack chair because it wouldn't fit)
Here are my picks from Amazon:
Size: 51L x 23.5W x 36H in.
This bench looks nice and elegant and the seat flips up and you can store things underneath. I'd put a cushion and some gardening tools under there, probably.
$174 Acacia wood bench with 3 drawers
40 in. W x 17 in. L x 36 in. H
Made of Acacia hardwood
Very rectangular, which might be a little too straight for me. I do like the pull out drawers underneath, though, and it is cheaper than most others.
$199 Resin wicker storage bench
woven resin over a solid steel frame
This looks smaller and has no back, which might be a good space saver for my narrow balcony. It has 2 drawers that pull out. Looks like it does not come with a cushion, so that kinda sucks. Also the dimensions aren't in the description :(
$149 White rocking bench
Measures 45-inch width by 35-inch height by 45 depth
Made of metal material, easy to assemble
Not sure if I am up for ANY assembly, even if it is easy. I like the delicate look of this bench, though I'd probably add a butt cushion. Might be too deep for my balcony.
$180 Eucalyptus White rocking bench
48.8""W x 44.5""H x 28.7""D
This is a wooden version of the rocking bench that looks taller. Not sure if I like this better than the first.
46.5 x 26.8 x 35.5 inches
Made out of acacia hardwood
This one also includes some assembly (I hope just to put the glider thing on).
Wouldn't it be nice to glide outside? RHYME.
43-inch by 17-inch by 36-inch
Made of metal
This is what I think a nice botanic garden should have. It would probably need a cushion to be comfortable.
Which do you like best?