Cedar Bench

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Project by BIL posted 04-17-2009 04:15 AM 2477 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is an outdoor bench I build.
My first larger project. I liked the way it turned out, but as always, there are things I could have done better.

-- Making little wood out of big wood... one board at a time.

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Francisco Luna

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#1 posted 04-17-2009 04:33 AM

looks great,compact, with caracter…....great bench!

-- 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 04-17-2009 04:47 PM

Looks like it will do the job and looks great too. What more could anyone ask for. You only have to please the man in the mirror.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 04-17-2009 06:10 PM

Looks very sturdy. You can always improve something but spend your time enjoying your project.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 04-18-2009 04:05 AM

We’ll always see the problems. This bench looks good, Jim has the right idea sit down and enjoy it a bit. Then build another if you like.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 04-18-2009 05:08 AM

We can all say we could have done better, but what counts is the enjoyment you get out of it. This project has given me some ideas and that’s the thing I like about this site, we can all get ideas for our own projects by looking at others.

This bench looks great and very sturdy, good job!!.

-- Brian, Lake Charles, LA

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#6 posted 07-11-2010 10:44 PM

The old saying, “the perfect is the enemy of the good”, comes true for all wood workers, I guess. I had a difficult with my workbench trestles this weekend, but after awhile, I cheered up. Enjoy the journey and don’t make yourself crazy, I thought. The stuff I’m sweating doesn’t matter that much in the context of this project.

Your bench looks great, muscular and sturdy.

Good job.


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#7 posted 02-09-2012 08:39 AM

great looking bench…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#8 posted 05-26-2012 01:21 AM

Looks nice! Is there any sort of finish on it?

-- Bob - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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#9 posted 05-26-2012 02:54 AM

Hi. Yes I put some clear thompsons seal on it, after two year , the weather got the best of it and it turned pretty grey. I learned a lot, and it gave us three good years of use.

-- Making little wood out of big wood... one board at a time.

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#10 posted 09-15-2012 02:21 AM

Looks good to me.

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