We’ve got scrap piles for days. Seemingly of anything and everything. Including a few beams we didn’t use for our deck, walkways, or stairs. To use a few up, Ben built what we’ve dubbed ‘Big Ass Benches.’
They’re huge at 8 feet long and weigh at least 150 pounds each. Two fill in the space by the waterfall, around the fire pit.
To build these behemoths, Ben cut an 8 foot piece for the seat and two 3 foot tall sections for arms. Scraps of 2 by 4 work as cleats and 2 by 6 boards for the backs.
Long screws go through the sides and into the seat.
Back boards connect to a small chunk of wood.
Along with the two in the back, we’ve got another on the front landing.
It functions as a bench (duh!) and a railing, keeping people away from the far edge and steep drop to the driveway.