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Build a Curved Bench With Patio Blocks

Curved Bench

Create a haven in your landscape for your family by the fire pit or next to your pond with this curved patio block bench.

Install Your Curved Bench

Step 1

Ensure you have a solid, level base for your curved bench. If you aren't installing on an existing patio, then you'll need to prepare the base for patio pavers.

Step 2
Curved Bench Diagram for Rows 1, 3 and 5

Start with the bench portion of this project.  Starting from the left-hand side of the bench, lay two Countryside wall blocks front to back. Make sure the left side of each wall block forms a straight line. Then begin to alternate with Olde Manor wall and Countryside wall blocks as shown in the diagram. After you finish the bench portion, lay the first row of the end pillars as shown in the diagram.

Step 3
Curved Bench Diagram for Rows 2 and 4

Start the second and fourth rows in the center of the previous row. Lay two Olde Manor blocks centered to the Countryside wall block below, and then follow the pattern as shown in the diagram. Before you reach the ends of the second and fourth rows, build the end pillar row.

There will be gaps between the end pillar and the curved bench. You'll need to split the Countryside wall block to fit in the open gap as shown in the diagram.
On the second and fourth rows, there will be slight gaps between each block. Line up the face of the block to match the previous row. Rows three and five will fit tightly together, so you won't see any gaps below.

Step 4

After you finish the fifth row of the curved bench and end pillars, add another row to each end pillar, alternating the pattern from the previous row. The seventh row on your end pillars is the cap row. Place six Olde Manor blocks side to side and front to back to form the cap.

Optional Steps
  • As a finishing touch, you can add a Carnegy stone to the center of each end pillar.
  • Add accent lighting as you're building the bench. The lights will fit on the fourth row of the curved bench and fifth row of the end pillars.

Project Information

  • Skill Level: Intermediate

*Time and Cost are estimated.

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