This cozy garden bench was built using the arms of vintage movie theatre seats as its foundation!  The theatre seats were once the seating of Showcase Cinemas, an old movie theatre in Milan, IL (since demolished) where we used to watch movies as kids, near our hometown in Iowa! Lucky for us, we were able to rescue a set of seats from a garage sale and bring some of our childhood nostalgia to California. We decided to keep this build ourself for our tiny house front porch!

Approximate Measurements


Bench Width: 42 inches

Bench Depth: 20 inches (front of arm rest to back of the bench)

Top of Seat Back to Ground: 30 inches

Arm Rest to Ground: 22 1/2 inches

Seat to Ground: 15 1/2 inches

Seat Width: 36 inches

Arm Rest Length: 13 1/2 inches

Upcycled Garden Bench


    "Your mind is a garden.  Your thoughts are the seeds.  You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds."    Author Unknown