|Project by KnickKnack||posted 11-14-2008 04:34 PM||1658 views||5 times favorited||4 comments|
Here’s the outdoor bench – I think I saw something along these lines somewhere, but I can’t remember where. I like the clean, simple, straight, minimalist look of it.
Beech, oil/varnish/turps finish.
There are some notes and the drawing in the blog here ...
Here it is 9 months later – it’s survived the winter, an unseasonably hot February, and half of the summer – most days we spend some time on it – lunch if it’s not too hot, or we drink the evening (post solar shower) coffee there.
Ref Charlie’s coments…
1) “I’d have countersunk the screw heads and put some plugs or button caps over them.”
I considered that, but it seemed like the kind of design where you shouldn’t try to “hide” the construction.
2) “I think I would have put a round-over edges of the back and seat slats.”
The edges are very slightly rounded – just enough that they’re not sharp. The wife is a big one for the round-edge thing, but this just seemed so “geometric” that I didn’t think that would look right.
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