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Grandpa/Grandma style Adirondack Bench.

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Project by MasterSergeant posted 05-10-2015 11:37 PM 2770 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been awhile since I last posted a completed project on Lumberjocks, Spring is busy time here in the mid-west.
I just completed an Adirondack Bench from plans i purchased from “The Barley Harvest” (Link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheBarleyHarvest tell him Kelly Fuller sent you ;-) )

The bench seat is 59-1/2 inches wide plenty of room for three with the seat raised high enough you do not have to fall into or crawl out of this bench.
I used cedar for the wood, I think it provides the best durability and colors. I countersunk and plugged all connections and I used Titebond III for extra measure. The finish is Penofin Professional Premium Cedar finish, I think this is the best outdoor finish on the market. My worktable was not wide enough for the bench so I had to improvise by using a full sheet of MDF, that was fun maneuvering by myself ;-)
The first two images were taken after the second coat of Penofin and the third before Penofin.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 05-10-2015 11:52 PM

Nicely done!

Very pretty too!

I am a big fan of cedar for many things too.

I manage to get a lot of free fence cedar cut-offs.

They make wonderful outdoor things!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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Roger

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#2 posted 05-11-2015 12:16 AM

Very nice Kelly.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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oldrivers

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#3 posted 05-11-2015 01:14 AM

That is a dandy, the extra height will be a great help to maw & paw. good work congrats.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Azlan

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#4 posted 05-11-2015 04:14 AM

It ’s beautiful bench
http://smartwoodworking.blogspot.com/

-- Let start to love your woodworking project

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jesinfla

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#5 posted 05-11-2015 02:44 PM

sweet – that’s on my project list as well – looks great

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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KendallsWoodworks

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#6 posted 05-12-2015 02:58 PM

Could you send me a pic of the stain you used, I found that brand but not that exact name
Thanks
Bench looks great by the way, good job

-- Kendall's Woodworks, Lubbock, Texas

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#7 posted 05-12-2015 03:27 PM

Great looking bench Kelly ! Thanks for posting….. its always nice to know that a new plan comes together OK. I have to assume sometimes that no news is good news….lol.

Phil

-- Phil, http://www.plansinwood.com DWG files at https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/TheBarleyHarvest?section_id=13930514&ref=shopsection_leftnav_3

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MasterSergeant

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#8 posted 05-12-2015 04:21 PM

Here is the picture of the finish I used. I use both the “Clear” and “Cedar”.

Phil B. the plans were perfect!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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MasterSergeant

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#9 posted 05-12-2015 04:22 PM



Here is the picture of the finish I used. I use both the “Clear” and “Cedar”.

Phil B. the plans were perfect!

- MasterSergeant


-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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