This is a 15 foot long bench made from redwood. It’s inspired from Henry Miller’s 1940’s Nelson Platform bench.
I purchased six ‘select’ redwood 2×6’s from Lowes for ~$60, and milled it into a bunch of 1-3/8”x3/4”x8’ slats.
Butt gluing them together, reinforced with dominos, gave me the 16 foot long pieces that I need to make the 15 foot long bench.
It was a long process of gluing everything together.
I used my tracksaw to cut the bench to final length
Handplanes did most of the flattening and surface prep
After about 20 hours of work, we have a nice front yard bench that will hopefully last many years.
Watch this video for more insight into this bench