If you& looking to increase your backyard entertaining space on a budget consider making this concrete patio bench. You& put together the sides with concrete blocks and the top is a wooden plank covered with scrap foam padding and outdoor fabric.
No-dig DIY replacement for chain link fence: cover the posts with a wooden sleeve and nail slats to the covers. What i would like to do sounds cheaper to do this than build new fence. I am soooo happy I came across this, our fence is such an eye sore.