Cedar Slab Bench

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Project by RIBrian posted 04-13-2016 07:19 PM 1152 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My buddy was cutting cedar for 4×4 fence posts and slats the other day at his saw mill and he called to see if I wanted to look through the cut-off slabs in the burn pile. I took a bunch of pieces. I liked the chairs that fellow lumberjock Bowtie posted in 2011. He was kind enough to point me to the Yellawood website for a free download of an outdoor projects book. (If you haven’t seen it, check out Thanks to Bowtie for responding to my message.

It ends up that the slabs I got were not wide enough to make the Adirondack chairs, so I decided to use their plans for a garden bench and modify it for the use of cedar slabs. I was able to put this bench together in less than two hours. Kind of fun use for wood that was fifteen minutes shy of being burnt.

It is not staying on the deck and will probably end up in yard somewhere.
Thanks for looking.

-- Puddy and paint make me what a carpenter I aint.

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#1 posted 04-13-2016 11:16 PM

Nice work, great use of slabs. looks comfortable. As a side note both the benches I made in 2011 are still in use, one in our yard and one by a friends firepit, never had any kind of finish applied.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#2 posted 04-14-2016 01:48 PM

nice work

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#3 posted 04-14-2016 01:58 PM

Looks fantastic. Sad to think so much material gets wasted that could be turned into things of beauty by enterprizing LJ’s. Nice work Brian from Brian

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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