Spring is in the air, and it's time to spend some quality time outside—sitting down, of course! To serve this purpose, why not make a great outdoor bench that you can "plant" in the garden or on a patio? This classically-inspired bench is fun to make, and it's constructed using a weather-resistant wood. We chose cypress, because it's inexpensive, readily available, and known for its weather resistance. Other insect and decay resistant woods include redwood and cedar.