Patio / Deck Bench #1: Medicine cabinet on hold - Bench slips ahead

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Blog entry by Blinky posted 05-27-2010 05:38 AM 10013 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I decided to use some scraps of Ipé from the deck that was built a couple years ago to finally build that bench, to sit on top of said deck.

Here is a sketchup snapshot of part of the design;
sketchup bench drawing1

And a few of work in progress. I cut the butt-swoop in the top of the ‘ribs’ on the bandsaw.
I cut the dadoes in the rail to fit the seat supports w/a router, then drilled holes for walnut dowels.
I tried use the best SS screws I had, but the 1st one snapped, and I just couldn’t find a better stainless steel screw.

frame detail

The legs are made from black locust

Leg detail
leg detail 02

-- Mark, Portland, OR - what's for dinner?

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#1 posted 05-27-2010 05:52 AM

Interesting idea

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#2 posted 05-27-2010 06:02 AM

here’s another view with the legs attachedbench frame

-- Mark, Portland, OR - what's for dinner?

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#3 posted 05-27-2010 02:48 PM

Pretty cool idea.

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