If there’s one thing you can rarely have too much of in your backyard, it’s seating. In an ideal world, you can host a killer barbeque on your gorgeous deck and have ample seating to accommodate a giant crowd.

This bench is the perfect little project to use up some of that scrap wood you have lying around from your last project and create simple seating options for your outdoor space (or indoor. Really, it can go anywhere, but we think it’s perfect for deck seating).

We love simple projects that are both easy, and either free, or really close to it. You can whip up this bench in under half an hour if you’re handy, and using a wood like Southern Yellow Pine will help repay that minimal effort with years of a solid, yet simple, seating solution in your yard.