I’ve been busy lately building a deck in our front yard. It is all finished now, and I wanted to build some things to put on it. Like a bench, a small end table to go in between my 2 chairs, and a flower planter box to sit on the front of the deck.

I found the plans for a bench and followed the structure part of the plans, then used our composite decking left over to make it look similar to our deck. You can find the plans here:


Deck Bench

Deck bench made out of composite decking with pressure treated structure.

The¬†flower planter box was designed by me. We wanted something to hang on the front edge of the deck. I came up with the idea of having the box sit on the last 2 3/8″ of the deck, then hang over the front. I have it secured to the railing so it doesn’t fall forward. It is wrapped with the composite fascia boards I had left over so it matches the deck.

Composite Deck with a custom built flower planter

Composite Deck with a custom built flower planter