Garden bench for garden shed

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Project by kcrandy posted 07-01-2009 09:31 PM 2593 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For our 8’ by 8’ garden shed (of which I am only responsible for 40 percent) I wanted a simple bench to place under the large eave. I used leftover 4×4’s cut to 18” and to fasten three of them together I used no fasteners: Gorilla glue and clamps. Then it was easy to use 20 stainless steel screws to attach the 1×2 cedar strips for the top of the bench. The large eave harkens to the Japanese Engawa and we have many Japanese elements in our garden. It’s a great place to sit with an adult beverage and watch the rain nourish the vegetable garden to its side.

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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#1 posted 07-01-2009 09:50 PM

A beautiful shed and the bench goes well with it. You do have a lot green your neck of the woods.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 07-01-2009 10:27 PM

it’s perfect! The lines match the fences and arbor and has that Japanese feel to it. Lovely!

I’d love to see more of your garden as well—pop on over to GardenTenders and share some photos!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 07-02-2009 05:00 AM

Beautiful garden & shed that deserves the long-lasting bench like that.
Cool garden indeed!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 07-02-2009 07:23 AM

Sturdy looking bench! Good luck in the contest.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 07-02-2009 07:29 AM

good idea ,
a place to sit and relax .
your garden sure is GREEN ,
it looks real nice there ,
congradulations !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 07-02-2009 07:55 AM

good bench and garden.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 07-03-2009 03:59 AM


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#8 posted 07-03-2009 03:39 PM

Very nice in a beautiful setting.


-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#9 posted 07-25-2009 03:47 AM

Everyone has been so kind. As I look at the other entries I am really humbled and again admire the skill of the lumberjocks on this board. I feel the only thing I have to offer to them is a bit of understanding about wabi and sabi.

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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#10 posted 07-25-2009 04:51 AM

gotta love wabi sabi

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 08-01-2009 03:19 PM

Is it for rent on the weekends ? Looks very inviting, great job good luck

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