For do-it-yourselfers everywhere, warm weather means projects. As life moves outdoors, it's time to get those al fresco living areas ready for long afternoons and warm evenings-and this versatile planter bench project is the perfect place to start. Filled with plants and flowers, the project transforms any balcony, patio or deck into a lovely retreat. Built from redwood as pictured (other species also work well), the modular design guarantees it will be the right size for any space. The bench features mostly straight cuts, making it easy enough for beginners. First, determine the combination of planter boxes and connecting benches that works best for your space (individual materials lists and cutting schedules are provided for each component). Next, measure, cut and assemble the boxes and benches separately. To finish, combine the components for a truly custom installation. The finished planter boxes measure about 21 inches square by 17 inches tall, and the benches are 36 inches long by 15 inches wide. About U-Bild plans: U-Bild plans are ideal for woodworkers and do-it-yourselfers of all skill levels. Unique "trace, saw and assemble" designs feature simple-to-follow patterns (like sewing patterns) that produce professional-looking results.