Cedar Patio Bench

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Project by brianarice posted 05-10-2014 12:11 AM 3389 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To go along with our cooler table, I also did made this large seating area. I started with building a half wall to support the bench. The wall is 12 feet wide by 14 feet long and each end section is 6 feet. Taking away the corner table, the entire available seating area is around 30 feet. We haven’t filled every spot yet, but I’m guessing that it could hold around 12-15 people.

There is a small (2’x2’) corner table top that also serves as a cover for a small storage area. The bench itself is all cedar that was finished in the same manner as the table. The boards were plained and then sanded down a lot and then given around 5 coats of spar urethane. It has a nice high gloss shine and it really brings out the natural beauty and color of the cedar.

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#1 posted 05-10-2014 02:27 AM

Very nice Brian. Well done. Have you thought about one of those propane gas fire pits. That would go awesome in the middle. JMTCW

-- Mark

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#2 posted 05-10-2014 02:49 AM

Your whole combined project is very well designed and as well as your workmanship. Looks very nice.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 05-10-2014 03:45 AM

I have complete patio envy! Love it!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#4 posted 05-10-2014 07:29 AM

What an awesome place to hang out, looks great and well made! Thanks for sharing.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#5 posted 05-10-2014 10:57 PM

This is really nice!!!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#6 posted 05-11-2014 05:15 PM

Real beauty!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 05-12-2014 06:01 AM

Very Nice Brian!

-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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#8 posted 05-12-2014 07:38 PM

Very nicely done… I’m going to borrow some of these fine ideas myself! Thanks for sharing!

-- The seeds of doubt need neither sun nor water to flourish, but if they do, cut'em down and make a bench out of 'em.

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