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Boardform Concrete Garden and Bench

  • January 8, 2018

jvid
jvid
jvid
jvid

I wanted to build a combination raised-bed garden and seating for our backyard, and decided on boardform concrete. Building the formwork was one of the most complex projects I've taken on, and I couldn't have done it without my Ryobi tools!

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  • What a huge detailed build! Did you also build the table and benches we see in that first picture?

    By RYOBI NATION, on January 9, 2018

  • I did! After taking apart the formwork from the garden, I used some of the 2x12s and 2x4s to put together the table and benches one afternoon before some guests came over for dinner. The beauty of the used, concrete-stained wood was that I could build the table very quickly and get away with the "rustic" look.

    By jvid, on January 9, 2018
    • You thought of everything - awesome work!

      By RYOBI NATION, on January 9, 2018

  • Thanks so much!

    By jvid, on January 9, 2018

  • The garden is gorgeous! The bench is amazing! I am not sure which is more jaw dropping, the concrete forms or the table? Absolutely awesome. Thank you for sharing!

    By Anymouse, on February 8, 2018

  • So amazing! I would love to replicate this. The entire area is astounding. Congratulations on your projects.

    By margiebirds, on February 9, 2018

  • Awesome build. The concrete work looks beautiful. It sure makes the back yard.

    By mrpip, on February 9, 2018

  • Great Build, and very nicely done. Clean details

    By Urchin, on February 10, 2018


  • Wow that turned out so awesome and the shot at dusk makes a person just want to sit and enjoy the evening. Thanks for sharing.

    By Archer100, on February 12, 2018


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Boardform Concrete Garden and Bench

by jvid
Jan 08, 2018
Medium 52acf17b d148 46be b700 c3eb45d55326

I wanted to build a combination raised-bed garden and seating for our backyard, and decided on boardform concrete. Building the formwork was one of the most complex projects I've taken on, and I couldn't have done it without my Ryobi tools!