So, the couple decided to DIY. For $35 they made a modern wooden bench using no hardware, only wood glue, clamps, and a sander.
Their tutorial is easy to follow, and possible for even the most inexperienced DIY-er, as there are no nails or screws to worry about.
Steve and Amy finished their bench with waterproof sealer for a rich color that can withstand the elements, perfect for an outdoor piece.
This is Steve and Amy’s finished outdoor bench:
This is the Williams Sonoma version:
You can see the full tutorial, including the type of wood and glue they used at DIY Candy.