Modern Style Cedar Bench

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Project by DarbinOrvar posted 07-08-2015 12:02 AM 1502 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bench is made with cedar boards for the seat and cedar 4×4s for the legs. I designed this bench a couple of years ago, as it was meant to match a raised flower bed I had also built. I decided to add a white stripe down the middle and incorporate the posts and the hardware as part of the design.

The construction is very simple with screws, lag bolts and nails. It’s made primarily as an outdoor piece of furniture, however I think it would be great in a foyer or why not a bathroom too.

The bench is extremely sturdy and features lots of internal support. I decided to finish it with a spar urethane solution to keep the color of the cedar. I really like the clean, modern look it has, and I know from experience that this bench holds up very well over time.

Please make sure to check out the video for a better view of the building process and the finished project:

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#1 posted 07-08-2015 02:21 AM

Nice sturdy bench, Linn!!

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#2 posted 07-08-2015 11:03 AM

I like that bench, Linn.

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#3 posted 07-09-2015 04:56 PM

Outstanding design. Can’t way to see video.

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#4 posted 08-07-2015 09:48 PM

Cool little bench. And you’re right, it would look good INSIDE as well as outside !

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