Cedar Bench

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Project by Alan posted 1833 days ago 3650 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my entry in the summer contest. I actually had been thinking of building a bench about two months ago and had already sketched out some plans before the contest was announced, so I put some other things to the side and built this. It is made of 4×4 cedar posts, 5/4 boards for the top, pocket screws and hard wood dowels for plugging the pocket screw holes. It was finished with 4 coats of Varathane satin diamond wood finish (never used this before, will see how it holds up). You can’t see it in the pictures but the bottom 4×4 also has a curve in it. As I was building this I thinking this would be easier with a band saw, oh well maybe some day. I don’t know if we’ll keep it or give it as part of a wedding present, but it was fun to build and I am happy with how it turned out. Any comments and suggestions on how to improve are appreciated.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#1 posted 1833 days ago

very nice bench very cool design

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1833 days ago

I like it .. good luck in the contest

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 1833 days ago

very nice work Alan, it turned out great. It’s very sharp looking.

-- People who say it cannot be done should not interup those who are doing it

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#4 posted 1833 days ago

Very nice, good luck with it!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 1833 days ago

Very nice bench, Alan and good luck!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 1833 days ago

Beautiful looking bench. Looks every bit a winner.

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

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#7 posted 1832 days ago

Really nice. Love the ends. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#8 posted 1832 days ago

Thank you all for the positive comments.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#9 posted 1832 days ago

The side details are exquisite.

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#10 posted 1831 days ago

Very nice Alan, & Good luck! in the contest!

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

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#11 posted 1814 days ago

Very nice bench! I like the overall design and the heavy looking legs especially. The bench should give many years of service and it looks great to boot! I think you’ve got a real winner here. Good luck in the contest.

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#12 posted 1495 days ago

after i do a project i like to put my name on it AND date
then when i pass on to that pile of shavings in the sky they will become PICASO’S

ya pencil your name in it …. if ever refinished in 100 years it will be as it was before you made it…. just sticks

-- Marius PG_BC_CA

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