You also realize that by adding a few chairs, your problem is not going to be solved as there will hardly be any place for everyone to move. There will also be limited space for you to serve the food. Besides, the chairs in your house won't match with your deck design.
Now what? Either you buy patio furniture or you build a bench. Of the two alternatives, the latter can be a good option as it is not only easy to do, but it will also save you space, time, and money. How? Let's find out.
Before building furniture for your deck, check for few things. You can have a backless bench or one with a back which acts as a railing for the deck. You may want built-in benches if you have rail already. Based on your design, decide if they will be in bricks or wood. Consult an interior decorator if you are unsure. Next, there are other things to be done.
- Make a list of the things and tools needed, like measuring tape, circular saw, lumber, hammer, power drill, galvanized deck screws, nails, bolts, brackets.
- Next, get all the tools from the hardware store. From a lumber shop, buy wood like teak for teak furniture or wicker for wicker furniture.
- Decide the measurements of benches based on the space available.
Keep some distance between the planks. This distance will not allow accumulation of water on the seat and will also help in keeping the seat cool.
Next assemble the back on the seat. Keep the back a little tilted if you intend on relaxing on this seating. Next comes the assembly of the hands. Repeat this process with all the other benches on your deck. Remember to seal with wood glue and use bolts and screws of good quality.
So, isn't building a deck bench easy, fun, and economical? You could make this into a family project or could invite a few friends over to help you. Enjoy your party and all the compliments of your guests!