Outdoor bench

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Project by Richard posted 02-22-2009 06:55 PM 2843 views 22 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started out making two planters for my Japanese maples and then a light bulb appeared over my head (people stared… it was awkward) why not make it into a bench? Everything is cedar except the base. I made the base out of PT 2×4s. Perfect for sitting down to enjoy a good cigar!

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#1 posted 02-22-2009 07:09 PM

Very nice idea, the bench encloses just right that little area, and wood is always welcome everywhere! great job!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#2 posted 02-22-2009 08:33 PM

Unique and nicely done. Great work! Does it have a finish, and if so what is it? Thanks!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#3 posted 02-22-2009 08:59 PM

That will be even more cool when the trees get some size.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#4 posted 02-22-2009 11:32 PM

I like it. Simple and functional. Nothing like a good cigar. I’m partial to Macanudos.

-- Don't tell her I'm in the shop!

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#5 posted 03-18-2009 03:01 AM

Great work…I will be looking into something like this soon! Well done.

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#6 posted 05-21-2009 09:08 PM

Very nice… I was just describing this exact thing to my wife today… going to make the planters our herb garden. It’s #4 on my to-make list :).


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#7 posted 05-21-2009 09:23 PM

Looks good adds a lot to your patio

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#8 posted 04-06-2011 02:02 AM

Looks good.

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