Deck with planters and benches and no need for a railing.
Garden decking designs
How to make a bench and planter from old bed frames | Flea Market Gardening
Simple potting bench…I like the hooks and shelves
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low deck | Low deck | For the Home
Good bench Idea. Would work for a high counter next to a grill.
Low deck with benches and flower boxes
Illustration: Gregory Nemec | thisoldhouse.com | from How to Build a Privacy Planter
Making a Tree Ring Seat – Preparation: Garden Bench, Lawn Ornament and Architectual Element All In One | Suite101.com