Bench for some plants

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Project by Chelios posted 1443 days ago 1455 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my second ww project of all my time. I didn’t know how to go about it and ended up routing all the joints and it took forever. It is pretty sturdy. I think I could make this now in a couple of hours vs the 4 weeks it took me the first time.

It is 4×4 cedar posts. I had more of these 4×4s but got rid of them because cedar beetles were inside and started coming out of the posts inside my house.

The cedar took about a year and lost its color. I loved they way the shop smelled with all that cedar in it.

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#1 posted 1443 days ago

That’s one sturdy bench great job

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1443 days ago

love the smell of cedar nice job

-- Kevin, Virginia

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#3 posted 1443 days ago


Nice bench! Learning methods to save time is part of fun in the workshop! How did you finish the cedar? This would be a great outdoor bench for plants too.

Thanks for sharing your project.

Good Luck!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#4 posted 1443 days ago

Thanks Rick! The plants take well to it. It has 2 coats of poly only and it is always in the sun.

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#5 posted 1443 days ago

Looks great. Yeah, I know what you mean: after finishing a project, I learn all the pitfalls and figure I can do it way quicker the second time. The problem is, I rarely do a project again. I always want to just move on to something new!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#6 posted 1443 days ago

Nice job!!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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