Cedar Bench

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Project by BIL posted 1953 days ago 2030 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 1953 days ago

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 1952 days ago

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 1952 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1952 days ago

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 1952 days ago

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 1502 days ago

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 925 days ago

great looking bench…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#8 posted 818 days ago

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 818 days ago

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 706 days ago

Looks good to me.

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