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Project by tjackele posted 1361 days ago 1318 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Garden bench is one of four made from decking recycled from my back deck about 5 years old.

I followed the plans I purchased from NewYankee.com from the Norm Abrams plans. I have always found them to work well. I miss his show, but I am sure he is on to a new great adventure.

This was on my bucket list for 8 years and I got too excited as I have two half completed. I am also shifting to 4 ft benches as the latest relatives to make requests want something a little smaller.

Finished with clear stain, Shellac and 2 coats of marine varnish.

My brother’s copy is in his backyard woods on the path to lake Bemidji, in Minnesota. The finish will be challenged there by the pine needles and sap as well as snow and animals, we will see.

-- Tim Jackelen





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griff

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#1 posted 1361 days ago

Awesome bench Tim, it looks great. Very good build.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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Goddahavefun

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#2 posted 1361 days ago

That is a beautiful bench !!!

Great to see you recycle some old wood & shape it into that bench !!!

I am sure you & your family & animals will enjoy sitting on something you have made
thats the special thing within itself !!!

Great Job !!

take care
Anthony

-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !

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eric122

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#3 posted 1360 days ago

great bench love the color and the reuse factor with the bench , take a look at my oak tv table let me know what u think keep up the great work eric 122

-- eric underwood

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Doug Scott

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#4 posted 1339 days ago

NIce looking work, I’ve been going to build one , got the lumber over two years ago. I haven’t made up my mind how or what design I want, Got lot of woodworking magazines with patterns.
Besides I’m selfemployed furniture builder and repair and customers work comes first.

-- Doug, Michigan, http://www.furniturebydouglas.com

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