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Garden Bench Made out of 2x4's

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Project by edwood1975 posted 07-12-2017 03:59 PM 679 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was super fun and didn’t take long to make.

Materials ( Pressure Treated Wood)
(13) 2×4x8 ( frame and seating )
(1) 2×6 ( top piece where I put the name)

Overall dimensions are 60” w x 36” H x 27” deep

I just needed a place to sit while I grill the dinner in the summer and have a beer .

Although I know that pocket hole joinery is not considered to be a preferred woodworking joint I used it on this project because of 2 reasons there quick and I didn’t have all that much time to make the bench and the second reason is that it’s easy to keep everything square using this method especially when your working alone.

I used the Milescraft router sign system to route the name .. it’s an easy system to use but I don’t like that the bushings and letter templates are plastic and found for some reason the guide judging for some reason burnt right through the bit that they game me… I will have to look at this or perhaps I should just hand carve my next sign.

I just bought a new belt sander and it worked a treat extremely powerful for a Ryobi and then I just used my random orbital sander to make the wood as smooth as a baby ass

Anyway thanks for looking
Ed

-- Ed





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MinnesotaHack

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#1 posted 07-12-2017 10:59 PM

It’s functional and it’s done. No longer just a wish. That isn’t always true of the projects we work on.
It will also help you achieve some more leisure time. No need to make apologies. This is the Lumberjocks forurm, not the SpendyWoodOnly forum. The project I’m most proud of is a Vermont Garden cart made from plywood.

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edwood1975

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#2 posted 07-12-2017 11:36 PM



It s functional and it s done. No longer just a wish. That isn t always true of the projects we work on.
It will also help you achieve some more leisure time. No need to make apologies. This is the Lumberjocks forurm, not the SpendyWoodOnly forum. The project I m most proud of is a Vermont Garden cart made from plywood.

- MinnesotaHack

Thanks , I will look up that Garden Cart

-- Ed

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 07-13-2017 03:37 AM

Good solid project, no need for sexy joinery. That said I have a friend that made one using finger joints. Yeah it looked cool until his wife wanted it painted. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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