Solid Cedar Garden Bench

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Blog entry by Gregg Wolfe posted 12-20-2013 05:37 PM 1989 reads 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m making 2 of these cedar garden benches for Christmas presents. I only have a day or 2 worth of work to do and I’ll be finishing them with a couple of coats of Thompson’s Water Seal for outdoor enjoyment! I don’t plan on staining them since being outside should take care of that all on it’s own.

Finished! I made 2 of these. One for my brother & his family & one for my Mom & Dad. I think they came out pretty good but I would make some adjustments if I were to start over.

-- Gregg, Minnesota,

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#1 posted 12-20-2013 06:56 PM

Great looking bench. I like that style alot.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 12-22-2013 09:09 AM

Looks very good so far. I have only made one garden bench. I remember it being a glue-up nightmare. I hope you are better at that than me.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Gregg Wolfe

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#3 posted 12-23-2013 10:40 AM

stefang: Yup, I agree. It’s a tough project to glue up and I wouldn’t make it quite the same way in the future. But I learned a lot by working with Cedar for the first time and figuring out the assembly process so it’s all good! :)

-- Gregg, Minnesota,

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#4 posted 12-23-2013 10:41 AM

GrandpaLen: Thanks for the comment! I’m really happy with the style, it was just so hard to assemble by my self. I’ll put some more thought into the project if I decide to make another one.

-- Gregg, Minnesota,

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