The simplest outdoor bench ever! You can make this fairly cheap, if you don't already have the materials left over from other projects, and the best part is you can take it apart and reuse the materials for other things! Grab the bull DIY http://www.ehow.com/how_4797077_simple-outdoor-bench.html?utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=freestyle&utm_campaign=fanpage
Potting bench that my awesome husband made for me! It's made from reclaimed wood (our old deck), a vintage farmhouse sink, antique windows, and some Victorian hardware accents and running water. So cool! Check out our Flickr photo link to see this project and more of our yard art.
Excellent use of the small space - the use of the bench on the side is great for adding extra seating without taking up extra space. You could include a pond or a vegetable garden along the back fence (instead of the garden bed).