A Garden Bench for the Wife

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Project by stefang posted 06-01-2010 12:21 AM 2490 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a slat bench I made for the Wife. She needed a simple sturdy bench to take short rest breaks while working at the further end of the garden so she wouldn’t have to walk all the way back to the deck. It’s made out of pressure treated 2X4s. Threaded steel rods hold the slats together with spacers between each of the 6 slats. I you are interested in how it was built you can click on the blog link:

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#1 posted 06-01-2010 12:32 AM

Hey Mike
The bench is great and what a beatuiful yard you have

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 06-01-2010 01:15 AM

nice bench, and yard too.
I had to demolish our bought made bench because the dog decided to ruin it one day in one of her “anxiety attacks”.
No love lost as it wasn’t real comfortable anyway, and… well now I have all this lovely wood!!!!!!!

-- Theresa,

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#3 posted 06-01-2010 01:47 AM

I especially like the wooden caps you used to hide the nuts… and bolts…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 06-01-2010 01:48 AM

Beautiful bench and yard. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 06-01-2010 03:24 AM

Nice job on teh bench Mike. I’m sure she likes it.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 06-01-2010 03:45 AM

great bench mike…always nice to sit in the garden and have a look around…and as mentioned…that is a sweet green lawn you have there…...every time i get a peek of your makes your country even a nicer place to live…good job mike…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Benji Reyes

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#7 posted 06-01-2010 07:25 AM

Great build for the wife Mike. I love your yard!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#8 posted 06-01-2010 10:46 AM

Hi Mike,
Your wife must be very happy, and perhaps you might also this summer.
I can Imagine a evening there with a glass of wine, holding hands.
Beautiful bench, beautiful garden, you have a lucky family.
You are a man of my heart.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 06-01-2010 04:26 PM

Very nice clean simple lines. Looks great in the landscape. It would look real good with a flower cart next to it…..

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#10 posted 06-01-2010 06:02 PM

That is one tasty bench, Mike. I’ll be looking at the blog.

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

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#11 posted 06-01-2010 07:14 PM

A great design for a bench in the beautiful garden. Sure your wife will spend more time in the garden now.


-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#12 posted 06-02-2010 05:26 PM

Great bench and beautiful yard Mike. Looks very sturdy and should last a very long time. Well done!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#13 posted 06-03-2010 12:05 PM

Thanks you everyone for the positive comments. Terry Thanks for the good suggestion, but too late with the cart idea, we just bought another large pot and some bright petunias to have out there. The flowers in the picture were just temporary to liven up the photo.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 06-17-2010 06:01 PM

Mike i love that bench, awesome job. You have a beautiful yard and garden. Superb work.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#15 posted 10-18-2010 04:31 PM

Nicceeeeeeeee bench!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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