Concrete cinder blocks, wood posts and some stain are all it takes to make this clever outdoor bench. And no tools are needed. Instructions from eHow. Read more : http://www.ehow.com/how_4797077_simple-outdoor-bench.html
12 cinder blocks, four 4" x 4" x 10' posts, cement glue, a cushion and some pillows. Easy, functional, inexpensive. Would like bright colors for the cushion and pillows and might even paint the blocks and posts. I see a project!
$1200 DIY outdoor couch that seats 14 made of cinder block for the back tiled over with broken ceramic tile, seating/retaining wall stones from Menards, cedar boards glued for bench, and glass tile border at top of back. Stone on ground faux-flagstone from Menards.