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Project by kiefer posted 06-11-2015 08:03 PM 3312 views 15 times favorited 46 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This garden bench is made for my wife and it has been on the project list for some time.
A while ago I spotted this lift of pine at the lumber yard and just had to pick some 2×10 that looked too good to leave behind .
This project gave me a good opportunity to work with some hand tools along with power tools and it turned out to be a lot fun using tools that I made and .
The design was not set in stone just came of a sketch I had made but got changed as the project progressed which is a good and bad way but I consider this a proto type which always take some fine tuning of components .
Well it’s done and my wife loves it and that is the main thing .
A few more coats of finish and it will be placed in it’s spot in the garden .


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 06-11-2015 08:10 PM

Beautiful as usual! Looks like a nice place to sit and watch the Sunset, or I guess in your yard the Sunrise? Anyways a coffee or two could be enjoyed in comfort on this piece of Art!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 06-11-2015 08:16 PM


You my Masterful friend understand good design. The essence of the piece is not diminished from the back. It has visual interest from all sides. It’s a Klaus Kiefer. And that says it all.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 06-11-2015 08:19 PM

After working behind the shop work bench it is nice to relax on this beautiful garden bench.

Nice bench. Well done.


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#4 posted 06-11-2015 08:27 PM

The accent pieces make for a beautiful bench that’s pleasing

to the eye. Great job Kiefer!

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#5 posted 06-11-2015 08:31 PM

I agree 100% with DocSavage45. It’s a Kiefer…..that all you need to know. Outstanding craftsmanship and, in this case, on the fly design work.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 06-11-2015 08:32 PM

Wow, that looks fantastic. Good job Klaus.

You really have an eye for design.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 06-11-2015 08:44 PM

I have said it before and I will say it again Klaus, you are a very talented designer and this bench confirms it. Unique design that looks absolutely wonderful!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 06-11-2015 08:51 PM

Very cool!

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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#9 posted 06-11-2015 08:59 PM

Nice work.

Looks like quite a physical workout, “lift of Pine” wrestling something that size.
Brilliant job on the laminating!
Very stylish and well designed!
And I didn’t miss the signature finish either!

What is a “lift of Pine”?
I hope the weather in Alberta is kinder to timber outside than of that which we experience in QLD.
Every year its strip back and reapply Marine finish to my humble garden seat without fail.

-- Regards Rob

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#10 posted 06-11-2015 09:01 PM

Klaus….If it sits as good as it looks, you will spend many comfortable hours there. It has a comfortable, substantial feel to it, with a middle eastern vibe. Well designed and crafted, as usual.

-- jbschutz

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#11 posted 06-11-2015 09:06 PM

I like the bench a lot Klaus. The only thing I would change are the square cutouts on the back, seat and spreader. I think it would look better with rounded ends. Just my thoughts. Great bench though. I hope that you enjoyed using you new hand tools for this build.


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#12 posted 06-11-2015 09:06 PM

Super nice design and great build—as always. In fact, that is one of the best looking garden benches I think I’ve ever seen.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#13 posted 06-11-2015 09:32 PM

Wow ! Mrs. Kiefer will be or should be more than happy. Great job Klaus on this awesome bench. As usual, it’s all in the details. Nothing is missing here. I believe it’s time to ask for your beloved lemon pie, with meringue of course ! :)

PS: Lemon pie or anything else !



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#14 posted 06-11-2015 09:36 PM

You have a wonderful eye for design. Congratulations on making such a delightful piece of outdoor furniture.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#15 posted 06-11-2015 09:43 PM

Kiefer…that is one sweet looking garden bench that would also look just as in place if you put it in your house.

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