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Curved-Top Cypress Bench

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Project by PGreene posted 01-04-2009 03:25 AM 2035 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun summer project that actually cost me nothing! I found the cypress in the rafters of my shop. (The entire building is made of it!) Most of the lumber was 3/4 tounge and groove boards with some serious defects in places, but there was plenty of clear lumber to use. I even found one 16/4 beam that I used to make the legs. This was sitting on my porch for a while, but mom claimed it for her garden. She said the backless design allowed her to sit from either side. It is actually large enough to allow three people to sit very comfortably. Mom moves it from time to time throughout the gardens as she plants new things. It being cypress lets one person move it quite easily.

-- Patrick





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#1 posted 01-04-2009 06:34 AM

PGreene:
This looks nicely made. I have to admit that I have never seen a curved top table before. Is this an artistic interpretation of a table or is there a function served by having a curve top?
(I’m not trying to be a smart alec, I would like to know.)

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#2 posted 01-04-2009 06:39 AM

That’s because it’s not a table. This is a bench that sits on my porch.

-- Patrick

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#3 posted 01-04-2009 08:57 AM

Patrick,
Really nice bench, and pretty cool to find raw materials laying about…

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#4 posted 01-04-2009 05:03 PM

Nice bench. I’d let it weather. Cypress looks good that way. Your call.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 01-04-2009 11:27 PM

doh!

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#6 posted 07-14-2009 07:47 PM

A beautiful bench that doesn’t block the view of your beautiful garden. Good Luck!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#7 posted 07-14-2009 09:42 PM

Hey Pat looks great

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#8 posted 02-25-2015 10:23 PM



PGreene:
This looks nicely made. I have to admit that I have never seen a curved top table before.

That was my first thought too. Something about the first picture makes it look bigger/taller than it really is.

Good job on the bench, Cypress isn’t too common in MN so the thought of making a building out of it seems crazy to me.

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