I just got this link from Jenny. A clever bench made from gabions:
"Quite simple: stones, wire mesh baskets and strong oak planks are put
together to make a bench that will gradually harmonize with the
surrounding landscape. It consists of:
- Gabions: these are containers filled with stones of the type often used by landscape gardeners, for example as noise-reducing screens (the ones we use are of 4-mm. thick wire: extra strong);
- heavy, galvanized steel brackets to fit the oak planks to the stone-filled gabions,
- the planks themselves."
A perfect summertime project!