Sitting area in my garden. eclectic-landscape
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Sitting area in my garden. Eclectic Landscape, Charlotte

The red bench and 3 panel privacy screen with art provide both a perfect backdrop and a destination in my personal woodland garden. This is at the top of the three tiered koi pond. All my favorite hostas are planted here.
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fairwindshome wrote:
Tell me about the concrete panels--are they backerboard? - How are the panels supported and how are the edges finished?
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Hi. Yes, these are backer board panels. 4x4 posts are cemented into the ground, with cross pieces of 2x4s. The panels are screwed into these. Both the front pieces and the side pieces are mitered at a 45, which takes a bit of practice with a Skil saw fitted with a concrete blade. Good luck!

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rebecca62 wrote:
where is the art work from?
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I bought those several years ago at the New Morning Gallery in Asheville, NC. You must try to contact them to see if they are still available. Good luck!
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Beth Athens wrote:
Can you please tell me the paint color used on the bench? - Can you please tell me the paint color used on the bench?
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Hi. Thanks for the question. I painted that bench about five years ago so I don't remember the exact name. It is a Benjamin Moore paint, oil base, I think maybe called Cherry Red. Good luck!
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sarpedon wrote:
Where can I find that red bench? - I am in the northeast.
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Hi. I bought this bench on Overstock.com. It comes in white or plain wood. I had to paint it. Good luck.
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Jay Sifford Garden Design added this to Set Your Shade Garden Aglow With Light
Let light project onto a screen. Much like the drive-in movie theaters of the past, you can project light in your garden, capturing its movement and nuances, by erecting a screen or wall, or even by enlisting the side of your house. This three-paneled privacy screen, constructed out of concrete backer board like you would find underneath a tile floor, faces west and projects a virtual documentary of the afternoon sun. Who wouldn't want to watch this light show?
Jay Sifford Garden Design added this to Give Your Garden an Industrial Edge
Concrete fiberboard. This underused material, also known as backer board, is manufactured for use as a substrate for tile floors and shower enclosures. It consists of concrete, fiberglass mesh for reinforcement and Styrofoam for weight reduction. Several types of concrete board are available. Be sure to pick one that does not contain paper. Its low price, light weight and availability make concrete board a contender for a variety of outdoor applications. It can be cut with a circular saw that’s been fitted with a diamond blade. Be advised that the application of a good concrete sealer will increase its longevity outdoors.Concrete board is useful for building privacy screens and small non-load-bearing walls. A simple frame of outdoor-grade lumber can be clad with this material, creating a unique and beautiful garden structure. The texture and color striations of concrete board mimic granite cliffs in the application shown here.
Lauren Dunec Design added this to Pep Up the Garden With Shades of Red
9. Turn a garden bench into a focal point. Placed at the back of a garden, a natural wood bench visually fades into the backdrop. A fresh coat of cherry-red paint has the opposite effect, grabbing a viewer’s attention and providing an invitation to take a seat.

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hnorris2003 added this to living rooms
I love the little coffee table!
juniev added this to Secret Garden
Nice bench...sit and smell the roses
dbpr added this to Moore Details
Concrete fiberboard. This underused material, also known as backer board, is manufactured for use as a substrate for tile floors and shower enclosures. It consists of concrete, fiberglass mesh for reinforcement and Styrofoam for weight reduction. Several types of concrete board are available. Be sure to pick one that does not contain paper. Its low price, light weight and availability make concrete board a contender for a variety of outdoor applications. It can be cut with a circular saw that’s been fitted with a diamond blade. Be advised that the application of a good concrete sealer will increase its longevity outdoors. Concrete board is useful for building privacy screens and small non-load-bearing walls. A simple frame of outdoor-grade lumber can be clad with this material, creating a unique and beautiful garden structure. The texture and color striations of concrete board mimic granite cliffs in the application shown here.
Yvonne Thomson added this to Yvonne's ideas
Wasn’t a priority until i saw how tranquil this looks :)...may be a priority now

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