LumberJocks

Curly Cherry Garden Bench Restored for Dad

  • Advertise with us
Project by poroskywood posted 1404 days ago 1514 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a garden bench I pulled out of a junk pile…. well this is it after a bunch of work. I had pictures of the original but have lost them. Let me say it was rusty, dirty, bug ridden, rotten, with broken Red Oak slats. I said “Oh, I’ll just clean this up and throw some new strips on there real quick”.... well there are 23 strips with 92 sides and corners, so everything I did for this bench I did 92 times…. and Six coats of Epifanes High gloss varnish. So this project has lasted on and off all summer. I refinished the Iron work with some nice textured forrest green outdoor paint and found some sweet Curly Cherry (from a secret stash I have hidden).

As I started making this I realized this would make a great gift for my Dad. I don’t know why this bench… but I wanted to thank him for supporting me and my side ventures like my wood shop. We work together everyday at the sawmill so it was nice to do something, kind of unrelated, for him. If you know what I mean.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott





11 comments so far

View closetguy's profile

closetguy

744 posts in 2493 days


#1 posted 1404 days ago

Wow! That turned out nice. I’m sure your Dad will really appreciate it.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design changes....www.dgmwoodworks.com

View cwdance1's profile

cwdance1

1143 posts in 1860 days


#2 posted 1404 days ago

Beautiful job, Dad will be very happy and proud.

View ND2ELK's profile

ND2ELK

13495 posts in 2375 days


#3 posted 1403 days ago

Great looking bench. Beautifully done. I am sure your Dad was pleased with his gift.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

View grizzman's profile

grizzman

6804 posts in 1905 days


#4 posted 1403 days ago

well it sure is a beauty…love the curly cherry…love that you did it for your dad…and one thing i have to tell you….........the hidden stash…well you found it…its not hidden any longer…...ha…...good job

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

View patron's profile

patron

12963 posts in 1942 days


#5 posted 1403 days ago

looking good

dad needs time to sit in it now

bet he likes it !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

View blackcherry's profile

blackcherry

3148 posts in 2424 days


#6 posted 1403 days ago

The bench came out great, but the story behind it is priceless, thank for the story and I know Dad will enjoy it…BC

View Skylark53's profile

Skylark53

2559 posts in 1662 days


#7 posted 1403 days ago

I’ve done a couple like this, but I must say yours turned out much nicer. Thanks for sharing. Your dad should be very pleased.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

14821 posts in 1790 days


#8 posted 1403 days ago

I’m willing to bet this looks better now than when brand new! Dad will love it I’m sure. You did a great job this bench looks perfect….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View swirt's profile

swirt

1935 posts in 1573 days


#9 posted 1403 days ago

Really nice outcome. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

View Dusty56's profile

Dusty56

11639 posts in 2289 days


#10 posted 1065 days ago

Fantastic Cherry and such a wonderful gift for your Dad : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

View Bertha's profile

Bertha

12951 posts in 1295 days


#11 posted 1065 days ago

that’s a lovely bench but even nicer story. I’m sure he’ll treasure it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase