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Cedar outdoor benches 2 straight and 1 curved -dyed cement

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Project by Colyn posted 08-07-2009 03:53 AM 7322 views 18 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

outdoor benches – cedar with dyed black cement supports
finally finished all three benches
curved benches laminated with vacuum bag
obtained rough cut cedar logs from sawmill in Taylorsville, Ky and re-sawed and planed accordingly
A lot of lamination for the curved bench
Steel rods and washers used to separate slats

Louisville,ky

-- Colyn,......... Louisville, KY





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Karson

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#1 posted 08-07-2009 03:56 AM

Some great bench. Nice design and execution.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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cypresswoodworker

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#2 posted 08-07-2009 04:22 AM

Most people don’t realize the work involved for a simple curve in wood..Great job

-- If at first you don't succeed...Buy another tool !!

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 08-07-2009 05:18 AM

Super benches Colyn

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kolwdwrkr

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#4 posted 08-07-2009 05:19 AM

looks great

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Rxmpo

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#5 posted 08-07-2009 06:05 AM

These are fantastic! You went the extra mile with the curved bench and your efforts have been repaid handsomely in return! Very nice.

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 08-07-2009 12:12 PM

ithey are gorgeous. Wonderful; wonderful’ wonderful!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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janice

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#7 posted 08-07-2009 12:34 PM

Very nice benches. They are beautiful.

-- Janice

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Alan

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#8 posted 08-07-2009 04:12 PM

Those are great, going to add it to my favorites. Thank you for posting it.

-- Alan, Prince George

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Blake

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#9 posted 08-07-2009 06:32 PM

These are cool. I love the fact that you used cement for the legs.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Colyn

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#10 posted 08-07-2009 06:54 PM

thanks for all the positive feedback-appreciate it

-- Colyn,......... Louisville, KY

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JimBuchanan

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#11 posted 08-08-2009 05:01 AM

Those look great!

-- Jim

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bigdave

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#12 posted 08-08-2009 04:14 PM

Great benches!! I saw those plans in Workbench Magazine’s “Ultimate Outdoor Living” issue too and have been wanting to build them but haven’t gotten around to it yet. Really cool to see someone else do it. Loved the concrete stand idea from the first time I saw them. Also, great idea and execution on the curved unit! These look great and the only problem I see is that now that you’ve gone and posted these pics my wife will be requiring a set too.

Thanks a lot Colyn!! :-)

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BTKS

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#13 posted 08-08-2009 04:52 PM

Wow, these are nice. Great work in the curves. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Colyn

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#14 posted 08-08-2009 08:21 PM

Bigdave
yes- the straight ones were from workbench mag
the curved ones Were not
I have some do’s and don’t s that variied from the plan – I u are
goin to make them email me beforehand
the curved ones were fun to make but a lot of work to put it
altogether with the rods- will do it differently next time
if anyone I planning on making them an need help- let me know
thanks for the positive comments once again

-- Colyn,......... Louisville, KY

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Ben Kahmann

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#15 posted 08-09-2009 04:47 PM

Great looking outdoor benches. I really like the concrete legs. Did you seal the concrete?

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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