Buddy Bench

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Project by TigerPaw posted 12-25-2017 06:47 PM 1786 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built a Buddy Bench for the elementary school where my daughter is a school counselor. Mostly out of Poplar.

I got the idea for the base from here: I modified Paul’s original a bit to try to slow down the water damage that is bound to occur when it’s placed outdoors on the school playground – I alternated slats and gaps on the seat so rain wouldn’t puddle up, and arched the sides to cut down on ground contact. I didn’t have a plan for the back and arms. They evolved as I went along.

It took about five times as long as I expected, and I learned a lot of what not to do along the way, but I thought it came out pretty well. My daughter is happy with it, so I’m counting it a win.

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#1 posted 12-25-2017 07:15 PM

Awesome job. I can see that it took a pretty fair amount of work. I have completed a number of projects using layered strips of 3/4 inch plywood as a mode. This reminds me of those.

Hope they appreciate the effort!

-- My Grandfather was a master carpenter and cabinet maker. Wish I possessed 1/10th of his skill set.

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#2 posted 12-25-2017 07:43 PM

hey ill say its a winner,looks great and your back and arms are perfect with the seat.nice work they gotta love it.merry Christmas.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 12-25-2017 08:05 PM

I like it a lot. Love the way you did the slats and it looks like precision work all round. I also like that you get side tables into the bargain.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 12-25-2017 08:16 PM

That’s a WIN! WIN! TigerPaw! Very nice indeed!


-- Carrying Anger is like Swallowing Poison and waiting for the Other Person to Die!

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#5 posted 12-26-2017 05:09 PM

A very well made bench and in my opinion even a lot nicer than the one made by Jackman/Paul.

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#6 posted 12-27-2017 01:08 AM

Nice looking!!!!!!!! I may just have to try one of these this winter.

-- MEL, Kansas

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