The benefits of adding built-in benches with a back to any deck are clear. You gain a great deal of seating plus storage – both of which are valuable for any deck design.
The bench backs also serve as a protective fence around the deck to prevent inadvertently sliding a chair leg over the edge or little kids running off the deck edge.
The downside is the benches do take up some space so if you build a deck with built-ins of any sort, you want to make it fairly large so you have plenty of room for your other deck purposes.
The entire plans and blueprints for this design is below.
You can click each image to enlarge them.
PDF Download: Click here to download the PDF version which contains all the documents for the plan.
Overview of deck design with built-in benches
Footing and Deck Framing
Bench Framing for Deck Built-In Benches
Stair Plans for Deck
Top View of Deck with Built-In Benches
Corner Deck Post Blueprints
General Notes, Materials and Checklists for Deck Design
Home Stratosphere is an award-winning home and garden online publication that’s a result of our talented researchers and writers who work directly with hundreds of professional interior designers, furniture designers, landscape designers and architects from around the world to create helpful, informative, entertaining and inspiring articles and design galleries.