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Project by sscartozzi posted 05-24-2015 12:05 PM 2401 views 19 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided I needed a new garden bench for my patio. Went to buy some teak, outrageously expensive. So I decided on mahogany. I’m glad I did. I used marine Waterlox for the finish. Brushed on one coat original sealer then brushed on two coats of the marine waterlox. Finally rubbing on a final coat of the Marine Waterlox. It’s about 58 inches long and has turned out comfortable to sit in.

-- Steve, Malvern, PA





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 05-24-2015 01:18 PM

This is a wonderful design and a beautiful bench.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#2 posted 05-24-2015 01:37 PM

Great design and looks wonderful

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Pointer

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#3 posted 05-24-2015 01:59 PM

Wow. This is a fine looking bench. Makes me want to go sit on it.

-- Joe - - Don't be pessimistic, it never works works anyway.

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shipwright

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#4 posted 05-24-2015 02:45 PM

Elegant. I always liked mahogany on boats for things that would be finished bright and teak for things that would be left to go silver. Teak is very hard to keep varnished.
Good choice and very nice work.
The carved initial is perfect.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#5 posted 05-24-2015 03:27 PM

Really nice work!

-- Greg Simon

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philba

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#6 posted 05-24-2015 04:19 PM

Nice job! did you design this yourself or use plans? Would love to see more detail.

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Carlos

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#7 posted 05-24-2015 04:30 PM

That is very nicely done.
Great job!!!
I love it.

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Boris

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#8 posted 05-24-2015 04:46 PM

Very nice
Regard

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SenecaWoodArt

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#9 posted 05-24-2015 10:05 PM

This is one nice bench. Mahogany was a better choice than teak for the color and beauty alone.

-- Bob

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rednecknurse

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#10 posted 05-25-2015 12:18 AM

Very nice bench!

-- Do something nice for me and I'll say thanks. Do something nice for my children and I'll be your friend forever.

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Gary

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#11 posted 05-25-2015 01:53 PM

Love it.

-- Gary, Florida

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#12 posted 05-26-2015 12:04 AM

Beautiful bench! I love the mahogany choice—and you’re right, teak is ridiculously priced right now.

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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Eyal

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#13 posted 05-26-2015 02:50 AM

I like it. I like it a lot.
It doesn’t look like the typical bench you would buy and therefore many will want to take a closer look to see its features.
It looks refined yet ample and strong at the same time.
If i”ll ever decide to make one, this is the one that I will revisit.
Well done.

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Ocelot

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#14 posted 05-27-2015 08:09 PM

Nice bench! Beautiful wood.

Is this the 2006 Wood Magazine plan?

I’ve seen several of those around on LJ and bought the old magazine on ebay recently just to get the plan.

I was thinking much cheaper wood for mine, but that is beautiful!

-Paul

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sscartozzi

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#15 posted 05-28-2015 08:58 PM

Hi Ocelot,
Thanks for the kind words. I downloaded the plan from www.woodstore.net. It said it was featured in 2006 wood magazine. I did alter the plan a bit. The back slats are mortise and tenon. The plan called for dado then filler pieces. I changed the top rail so I could add the initial.

-- Steve, Malvern, PA

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