If you're looking to increase your backyard entertaining space on a budget consider making this concrete patio bench. You'll put together the sides with concrete blocks and the top is a wooden plank covered with scrap foam padding and outdoor fabric.
DIY Outdoor Furniture Using Cement Blocks. Need 30 cement blocks, 18 and cushions. Need 6 flat square cushions, 5 toss pillow cushions, accent toss pillows. 1 stair runner doormat for under planted pot at end of chaise.