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.
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