Rustic Cedar Garden Bench

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Project by SawDustnSplinters posted 03-30-2009 01:45 AM 7018 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Rustic Cedar Garden Bench

Here is a garden bench I just recently finished, it is constructed of Aromatic Red Cedar bookmatched planks and native Juniper Ashe posts and subframe, 1.5 and 1 inch mortise and tenons, the arch in the back made it a little more challenging as each piece had to be custom fitted and cut. I finished it with Australian Timber Oil so it will hold up outside or on a porch. It is funny there was some moss growing on the bark, and I had two friends come by the shop and say it looked cool with the unintentionally left moss on there, so I left it, I was going to sand it off, instead I just worked around it. The bench is 5 foot long and the seat is 19 inches high.

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#1 posted 03-30-2009 02:14 AM

good work. i think original looking, natural is the way to go! way to be a champ and leave the moss on there :)

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#2 posted 03-30-2009 03:25 AM

Nice job on the bench. I’ve been looking for an idea to make a few but sometimes just need to see a basic design.

-- woodman488

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#3 posted 03-30-2009 05:17 PM

Amazing bench :)

-- My signature is awesome.

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#4 posted 03-30-2009 06:01 PM

That’s a hunk’a hunk’a bench!! LOL… Great wood on that, a lot of wood on that. Nice slabs! Cool garden.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 03-31-2009 04:45 AM

WAAAY Cool bench.


-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 03-31-2009 01:38 PM

That should be sitting on my porch :) Did you use a tool like the Tenon maker to make the joints?

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#7 posted 04-01-2009 04:56 AM

Beautiful, and nice flow. Just cant get enough of that rustic stuff.

-- Dave, Ohio,

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#8 posted 05-29-2009 11:40 PM

Thanx for all the kind comments and yes snowdog I did use the Logman Tenon Maker, a heck of alot cheaper and does the job with out having to buy 5-6 expensive bits….and I can get those free-form weird angle tenons alot easier…

Be well

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#9 posted 06-10-2009 07:12 AM

Once again, thanx ya’ll…..I just sold two of these today for 750…each..sweet…

God Bless and Be Well…..............

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#10 posted 11-30-2009 01:41 PM

Excelent Job!

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#11 posted 01-09-2010 10:28 PM

Yip… kind of furniture!! ...Well done. Keep it up.


-- ~Bill in Missouri~ Just Whittlin' .........always Whittlin'

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#12 posted 04-11-2011 09:28 PM


-- al.chazy ny

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