Garden Bench

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Project by Roger Gaborski posted 07-23-2009 03:58 AM 3665 views 22 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A cherry and maple garden bench. Finished with several coats of marine varnish.

-- Roger Gaborski,

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#1 posted 07-23-2009 04:00 AM

Hey Roger
Great bench very nice wood combination

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 07-23-2009 04:08 AM

i love the wood combo too!!!!!! did you enter it? in the summer awards?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Roger Gaborski

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#3 posted 07-23-2009 04:19 AM

Thanks for the feedback.
And yes, I just entered the bench in the contest.

-- Roger Gaborski,

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#4 posted 07-23-2009 04:20 AM

Looks great, I am a big fan of Cherry wood.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#5 posted 07-23-2009 04:26 AM

Nice Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 07-23-2009 09:22 AM

Looks awesome!
how do the slats stay in place? M&T?

could we maybe get a few more pics from the bottom

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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Roger Gaborski

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#7 posted 07-23-2009 08:02 PM

Yes, M&T for the cherry slats. Lap joints for the maple frame. I used waterproof epoxy for assembly.

-- Roger Gaborski,

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#8 posted 07-24-2009 03:52 PM

A wonder combination of colors and a great looking job!

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

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#9 posted 07-24-2009 04:27 PM

I love the bench! Do you have any experience with that wood outside? Is marine varnish really that good against the elements. I don’t have any experience with it, but I would be afraid to leave that bench outside…

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#10 posted 07-24-2009 05:16 PM

Beautiful, & well crafted. GOOD LUCK!

-- -** 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 07-25-2009 03:54 AM

Absolutely beautiful. Simple, straight-forward design. Great use of materials. And functional. How does it stand up under weathering and rain and all that?

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

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#12 posted 07-31-2009 05:07 AM

Your bench is beautiful. Love your wood choice.

-- A man who moves mountains starts one stone at a time.

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#13 posted 08-01-2009 08:16 PM

sweet !

one of my favorites

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#14 posted 08-03-2009 02:51 PM

That is one nice bench, Good luck in the contest

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#15 posted 08-07-2009 07:13 PM

Do you have a whole picture maybe some of the bottom jointery

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