DIY A Cozy Porch Seating Area With Simple Dollar Store Pool Noodles
The first step of this DIY seat is to make the bench frame out of the wooden panels. Use your wood glue to connect two panels forming a corner. You can then screw in the corner braces to secure the structure. Repeat this to attach the other panel to the side opposite of the first panel — forming a bench shape. You may want to put your 2×6 wooden block in between the panels to keep them upright as the glue dries.
Use the staple gun to tightly secure the fabric to the underside of the bench. Then, wrap fabric all around your 2×6 wooden block — this will be the brace that goes between the bench legs. Take the wrapped brace and slide it tightly into the gap between the legs. Insert screws from the outside of the bench (the unlined part) and secure the brace.
Next, put the lining fabric upside down on one edge of the bench seat and staple it. Place a pool noodle along the edge, fold the fabric over the noodle, and then snuggly staple it down along both the seat and legs of the bench. Continue this with your other pool noodles until the entire bench is filled with cloth-covered noodles. When you’re done, trim and staple down any excess fabric. And just like that, you have new outdoor patio furniture to revamp your space, all for the low cost of wood, fabric, and pool noodles.