The slantBench

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Project by Ben Robinson posted 04-15-2010 07:34 AM 4391 views 10 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is just a simple outdoor bench I made from some basralocus (aka angelique) I recently scored in Murphy, NC. The two 1×6’s that form the top are each pitched up about 8 degrees to … well … gently cup the posterior. It was starting to rain while I took the photos, which is what the little spots are on the top.

-- Ben, Atlanta,

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#1 posted 04-15-2010 08:01 AM

looks good

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John Steffen

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#2 posted 04-15-2010 01:37 PM

Simple yet intriguing. It looks very comfortable.

-- Big John's Woodshed - Farmington, IL

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#3 posted 04-15-2010 02:30 PM

Simple design yet attractive, for a bench. It does look very comfortable. Nice job.

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

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#4 posted 04-15-2010 03:38 PM

I like it, a lot. Simple yet just begs to be sat on.


-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#5 posted 04-15-2010 05:01 PM

Very sleek design again Ben. The overhand at the end is a lot longer than most people would try, but it works well with the slim profile.

The finish looks really good on the base – is it stained pine?

-- John

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#6 posted 04-15-2010 05:08 PM

The design reminds me of these shelters that are at state rest stops along 75. I forget what state they in but I took a picture for future designing and I never considered scaling them down and making a bench from it though.

Thanks for refreshing my memory. I just checked and your from GA, it may of been your state.

-- The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.

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#7 posted 04-15-2010 05:37 PM

Cool Bench. I might just have to make something like that.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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Ben Robinson

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#8 posted 04-15-2010 07:56 PM

Thanks for the compliments! Johnny, you are correct about the base being stained pine. The 11” overhang works well due to the rigidity of the wood and barely has any play at the end.

Alex, I’d be interested in seeing a pic of the shelters you mention. If you dig it up, would you send it to me? (ben [at] plankandboard [dot] com)


-- Ben, Atlanta,

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#9 posted 04-16-2010 01:30 AM

The color combination and design make it very cool.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#10 posted 04-16-2010 03:26 AM

looks comfortable, very nice work!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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