Suzanne O'Brien
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Rancho Carrillo, Carlsbad Patio Remodel mediterranean-patio

Rancho Carrillo, Carlsbad Patio Remodel

Bench design by Metamorphysis
Bench and hardscape by Western Pavers,
Photo by Joe Dodd Designs

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November 5, 2014
pjkh3 wrote:
Did you slope the back portion? If so, how much?
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Suzanne O'Brien
The back portion is actually straight and smooth then topped with the Mega Bergerac pavers. We use the same pavers to top the firepit and for the pool coping. The cushions were custom made for the bench by UFO in Vista and I found some of these Sunbrella pillows also at UFO. They always have bins full of Sunbrella pillows for only $20. They also have regular pillows too that you can use indoors for sofas, beds, etc.
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June 26, 2013
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Landscape Logic
They really are beautiful and enhance the bench quite nicely
    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 5:00PM
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Suzanne O'Brien
We had the custom cushions made. Because of the unusual shape we measured and made a template using butcher paper. We laid it along the bench and taped the edges, then cut each section to fit the container we purchased to store the cushions. Next went to UFO in Vista and selected the Sunbrella Fabric and the cushion size and then selected a contrasting material for the square back cushions. They were made within 2 weeks. We love them!
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January 20, 2013
Angie Boyd wrote:
Are there plans for this? - I would like to make this for our backyard
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Suzanne O'Brien
Western Pavers in San Diego did the plans for the entire patio. I came up with the bench design and they drew it into the overall design. Once you have an overall design measure the area and just rough draw the bench in. This bench is 23 feet long. Good luck and have fun in the process!
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March 1, 2012
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Suzanne O'Brien
Thanks Jeffrey! That was indeed a task. They had to lay out the design with brick and rebar then pour the concrete into the brick base. The back was poured first. Then when they built the bench they had to encase pool pipes in a cage for protection, then build around them. It was quite the feat.
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Suzanne O'Brien
The dimensions of the bench in this project was 23' long in a backward "S" pattern. The seats are 22" Deep and the back rest is 18" High from the seat; which includes the top cap. The top paver cap is 10" and sits back from the front, with only an inch forward. Also for comfort when you lean back. There are 6 seat cushions made with Sunbrella fabric and they are 3" high for extra comfort.
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February 14, 2012
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Suzanne O'Brien
Thank you for your question Dede. Designing the bench was the easy part. After demo we found that the pipes for the pool would run under the bench so we had to dig below the pipes and build a secure bridge around them for protection. The ground was leveled and then we layed and layered the bricks in the shape you see and poured in concrete. The colored concrete was smoothed on the facing walls and the seat and the top of the back are called Mega pavers that were cut to size. We then measured the finished seat surface using brown paper we purchased at Home Depot in a large roll by taping it together and cutting it to size. Took cut pieces of paper representing each cushion to UFO, selected the fabric and had custom cushions in about 2 weeks. The company we used to build the bench as well as the entire patio, change out the fire pit and pool coping was Western Pavers. They did a wonderful job. It's quite the bench and we love it. We now use the backyard firepit area more than ever. Also the same Mega pavers were used on the top of the fire pit and the pool coping. Good luck and have fun with your project!
    Bookmark   February 15, 2012 at 6:35AM
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love this design, could I ask the company for the pavers?
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