Asian Inspired Bench

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Project by GarageWoodworks posted 07-22-2016 03:54 AM 1539 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made an outdoor bench with an Asian flare from oak. Finished with BLO.

Watch the build videos here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

The SketchUp file is free and you can get it here.

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#1 posted 07-22-2016 04:11 AM

Really nice. Looks very comfortable.

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#2 posted 07-22-2016 12:23 PM

Very nice. One like that would look great in my back yard.

-- No man is an island but some of us like being a peninsula.

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#3 posted 07-22-2016 01:57 PM

Nice! Kind of a stretched version of the one I made from the FWW plans.
Do you intend to keep it outside and if so do you plan on added finish protection?

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#4 posted 07-23-2016 12:27 AM

Great looking bench! I love the Asian look and feel of it—very peaceful!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#5 posted 07-23-2016 12:08 PM

Great series of videos. White Oak is the perfect material for that bench but also one of the most challenging.


-- I can see the cheese heads from here and it is great.

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#6 posted 07-24-2016 01:47 AM

Great Lookin Bench

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#7 posted 07-24-2016 04:29 AM

Nice bench!
I made one too, out of Port Orford Cedar. It’s finished wth Ephihanes.
Thnx for sharing

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