This is exactly what I need for my new back yard. The previous owners had sitting areas scattered all around the yard. The cushions would be easy to make and use when company came, and use them for floor cushions inside the rest of the time. I love the idea!
This DIY built-in patio bench has storage space for pillows, propane tanks and other outdoor items. It even includes flower planters at both ends. Follow this step-by-step tutorial to build a similar outdoor bench custom-made for your patio.