Though it's built to withstand outdoor exposure, it's handsome enough that you might decide to keep it inside to hold blankets or firewood.
Construction requires only a few woodworking power tools: a router, a table saw, a drill and a jigsaw. We cut the grooves and rabbets using a table saw, but you could use a router table and a straight bit. Pocket-screw joinery keeps the frame assembly simple.
Note: The 1x6 and 1x8 cedar that we bought at a home center is 7/8 in. thick. If you are using 3/4-in.-thick lumber, you'll need to make the appropriate adjustments.