Tuesday, May 25, 2010
finished front/side and backyard bench
In the course of working on the front yard, we had to take out some dirt. There was a perfect place for it - in the storage bench. They had a great idea, and put some thought into creating a storage bench, but it still just didn't work very well. The smallest thing would clog the drain in the bottom (where does that drain go, anyway?!). In the end, it was just a haven for spiders and mildew. Now, it was a place to put the extra dirt from the front, and a place for the leftover stone from the wall/steps. With an extra row of stone, we created a very usable bench by the fire pit - makes perfect sense. And we've got another little planter area (to which I need to run some drip lines as well).