This two-part video by dperry428 teaches viewers how to make their very own concrete tree stump bench.
Using just some basic equipment this in-depth tutorial addresses not only the practical steps needed to build a sturdy outdoor bench that believably mimics wood, but also demonstrates the artistry required to carve out knotholes and roots in the wet concrete.
Concrete, wire mesh, rebar, and paint are the main supplies needed, though a certain amount of patience is useful as well while waiting for multiple layers of concrete to dry. At the end of the process, a charmingly aged looking bench is ready for use which has the picturesque appeal of wood and the durability of concrete. The same steps can be followed to create tree stump planters as well, making this tutorial invaluable to anyone looking to fully redecorate their yard.
If you like working with concrete, check out our tutorial on concrete hands for your garden!