Don’t want to spend a lot of money on a sofa for your patio or garden? Consider making your own, using the photo above as a guide.
You’ll need some cement blocks, cement paint, wood beams, a long cushion for seating and several smaller ones for back support.
First, determine how long, high and deep you want your garden sofa to be. Take those measurements to your local garden center and locate some cement blocks with openings large enough to comfortably fit a four-by-four beams. If your sofa is longer than six feet, you’ll want to buy some cement blocks to place underneath it in the center as well as on the ends.
It’s easiest to locate your sofa against an outside wall of your house because then you don’t have to build in a back support.
Paint the cement blocks whatever color you desire and allow them to dry thoroughly before proceeding to assemble your sofa.
Run the four-by-four beams through the openings in the cement blocks, leaving six inches at each end for stability.
Place the seating cushion on top. Then place enough pillows to form a backrest at the back, sit down and relax!
When winter comes, simply store the sofa pieces in a garage or basement and bring them out again next year.