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Whichever type of planter you choose to make, be sure water can drain freely out the bottom and plan where that water will go. To make the bench frame, cut two 2x4s to fit between the planters and attach joists between them. To make the cap, cut decking boards with 45-degree miters and assemble them with L-shape strap ties.
For each bench, measure between two planters and construct a 2x4 frame with crosspieces every 2 feet or so.
Another option is to order a galvanized liner from a sheet metal shop; the liner can be custom-made to fit any size planter.
Set the finished frame between the planters and fasten it into the planters with four 3-inch fasteners.
Cut seat slats from decking lumber and fasten them to the frame with screws or nails driven into the seat joists. The type shown here combines the features of both: an attractive planter box that holds a large plastic tub with holes in the bottom for drainage.
Set the liner in the box and then fasten the cap using 2-inch deck screws sunk into the top trim piece.
Space the seat slats as you would for decking and allow them to overhang the frame by 1 or 2 inches.