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Project by iSawitfirst posted 07-14-2009 12:16 AM 2527 views 5 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well I finally got around to installing my wife’s garden bench a few weeks ago, just in time for the Garden bench contest. Made of Iroko, it has oxidized to a beautiful color and is the envy of the neighborhood. To prevent it from walking away I epoxied stainless anchors to the concrete and used through bolts in the legs with permanent Locktight on the threads. It’s not a theft proof system but it’ll sure slow the buggers down.

-- The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. Aristotle

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#1 posted 07-14-2009 12:43 AM

Beautiful. I really like the rolled seat. You have my vote. tbo

-- Tim, Colorado Springs

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#2 posted 07-14-2009 12:48 AM

Did you use plans and where did you get them from?

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#3 posted 07-14-2009 01:10 AM

fantastic bench well done

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 07-14-2009 01:13 AM

Very nice. I love how iroko ages to it’s glory.

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#5 posted 07-14-2009 02:22 AM

Absolutely beautiful. You’re wise to secure it.

-- Jim Westbrooks

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#6 posted 07-14-2009 02:48 AM

that’s a beauty

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 07-14-2009 03:33 AM

What an ornate looking bench. It looks comfy too.

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

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#8 posted 07-14-2009 03:35 AM

This makes me glad I didn’t waste my time entering the contest. LOL!


-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 07-14-2009 03:40 AM

That is a nice piece of work.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#10 posted 07-14-2009 03:44 AM

Georgeous. So sad to think someone might try to steal it – but it shows they have great taste.

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#11 posted 07-14-2009 04:34 AM

Thats a beautiful garden bench.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#12 posted 07-14-2009 05:22 AM

Wow, I’ll repeat everyone else. Great job, very nice design.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#13 posted 07-14-2009 12:50 PM

Beautiful piece.
Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#14 posted 07-14-2009 12:58 PM

Looks like a winner to me , goodluck !!

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#15 posted 07-14-2009 04:27 PM

Wonderful looking bench. I hope you slow the ‘buggers” way down. lol

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

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