Garden Bench #1: My First Project of 2002

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Blog entry by jackd942 posted 01-15-2008 04:27 AM 692 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, here is my first project I completed back in 2002. It is a garden bench that I made for my grandparents to put on their porch. These are recent pictures and as you can see it has held up pretty well over the last 5 years. I believe this is made out of cypress. I took some lumber that my grandfather had stored outside for probably 20 years. It was really rough stuff, but after sanding, then planing it revealed some really nice wood. No finish, just completed and set out on their porch.

Jack D

-- --Jack D - Southeast Missouri --

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#1 posted 01-15-2008 05:19 AM

Nice work Jack It looks very solid and i really like the design .

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#2 posted 01-15-2008 05:21 AM

Nice project. Outdoor furniture is a great place to start.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#3 posted 01-15-2008 05:36 AM

Nice bench. What kind of wood is it made out of?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 01-15-2008 05:40 AM

Looks comfy… I too am interested in the wood species.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 01-15-2008 11:41 AM

That’s a fine bench. I’ll bet the GPs love it.

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#6 posted 01-15-2008 06:39 PM

this is BEAUTIFUL.. so soft and inviting!

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#7 posted 01-15-2008 07:25 PM

it looks like a pease to pass on

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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