garden bench with storage
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Garden Bench with Hidden Storage

An outdoor bench makes a convenient place to plop down while you remove muddy boots. You'll rest even easier knowing it can store a garden hose (or two) and other less-than-attractive supplies. You can build one from weather-resistant cedar or ipe. A lift up the seat and a floor made a galvanized metal screen allows water to escape, so you don't have to worry about storing a hose before it drains. The angled backrest, with its decorative curve, adds to the inviting aesthetic of a piece that's as handsome as it is handy.

Unsightly lawn and garden supplies find a nice home in this Bench With Hidden Storage.
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