Today Nancy and I assembled one of our park benches after dinner. The assembly was easy and in no time we had a lovely park bench. We put it outside on the flagstone area that I had the landscapers make. The flagstone area wasn’t originally in our plans but they had some of the large flagstones left over and so I asked them to make a bench area (the bench area was in our plans all along – just not on flagstones).
Park benches come in 4′ wide and 5′ wide sizes and range anywhere from $59 for the cheapest 4′ kind (the kind we got) up to $300 for expensive 5′ kinds with flowery wrought iron and fancy seat cushions. The cheap kind looked great to me and I figured we could get two – one for the front and one for the back (as well as two more in a few years from now when they wear out) – for the price of one of the fancy kind.
Overall I was pleased with how it turned out and how it sits in our little bench area in front. Here’s to many evenings of sitting on our park bench watching the people stroll by.