Park Avenue Bench and Planter


The bench top is just 2-3/4″ thick and spans more than 30″ between the two planters. Heavy reinforcing with rebar and mesh is what keeps the bench intact.

What You’ll Need

Step 1 – Forming the Bench Top

  • The bench top form is made from 3/4″ melamine-coated particle board.
  • The form is secured to the casting table using angle iron.
  • After the form is sealed and after any decoration has been applied, it is ready for reinforcement to be placed.

Step 2 – Reinforcement

  • Even though the bench top is 2-3/4″ thick, it still needs reinforcement for the safety of anyone sitting, playing, or jumping on it.
  • After the form has been filled with concrete, the reinforcement can be lowered into the form, about 3/4″ below the surface of the concrete.
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Sakrete 5000 Plus and CHENG’s Outdoor Concrete Pro-Formula are used to cast both the planters and the bench top to assure fade resistance.