Outdoor bench

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Project by dedalo posted 07-18-2010 09:00 PM 1995 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today is a rainy day… too cold for Buenos Aires… so the shop is VERY cold and untidy… I’m advancing a little on my table saw upgrade, but while the family sleeps I will share a project that was a pleasure to build.

2 years ago, I had some stock left form the outdoor swing (in the third photo, both together), so I planned the bench, I took online plans form popular woodworking, and started.

Again no power tools at that time, the taped legs were cut by hand saw, and from the left out I cut strips of wood to make the back… that was so fun! I learned how to hand saw! and learned some patience too :D.

80% of the tenon and mortises were done using chisels, then by the end of the project I got a router so I could finish it a little faster (no better, I didn’t know how to use it well and my jig skills where (are) lousy…

So this is it, Im happy of the outcome, the bench es REALLY heavy.


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David Kirtley

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#1 posted 07-18-2010 11:06 PM

Very pretty. What kind of wood is it?

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune:

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#2 posted 07-18-2010 11:35 PM

the wood is “incienso” in spanish (Myrocarpus frondosus) grows in Brasil, north of argentina and paraguay, it’s extremly noble, very hard and heavy, excelent for outdoors, it was used for train railways construction… and it smells really good :D


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#3 posted 07-19-2010 02:54 AM

Great looking bench.

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#4 posted 07-19-2010 05:57 AM

Well done!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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