quick garden style bench

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Project by maples posted 03-04-2011 07:13 AM 1454 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a garden style bench I threw together the other day, I didnt have any plans, just went with what I had. I took some measurements for the dimensions , like seat height and width from a few seats and chairs in the shop. The lenght I just went with something I thought would be comfy for 2 people.

It ended u p being just under 60” long, 19” seat depth, and about 20” seat height,, the back I think is about 20” from seat bottom as well. I put a sort of shelf on teh bottom, looks over built. But it sort of needs to be , this is going to be a bench that I will be putting at the pumpkin farm this fall, so I thought it needed a little heft.

I need to build a few more, maybe put a sign on them that they are also for sale ..

the wood is just some hardwood rough cut I had laying around,, some cherry, oak and I think birch.
my planer is down with a broken screw that holds the blades on, so I hand planed and sanded , but still wanted some rough saw marks, so it worked out,

I will be hopefully building a few more shortly, I may post them, hope you enjoy,, stay warm, spring has to be coming,pat

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#1 posted 03-04-2011 07:56 AM

That, is one heavy duty bench. It should last for ever! Nice job.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#2 posted 03-04-2011 11:25 AM

Nice bench, are you going to fill the holes with anything or leave them natural? I like the rough edges & rustic look to this.

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

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#3 posted 03-04-2011 04:07 PM

thanks guys, I think I am going to plug the holes just to keep weather out of there,, I thought I cut the right size plugs, but they are 3/8,, so I will get them done,,, thanks for the look,, I sure hope it lasts for a while,, you know how people are when its not their stuff,, sad to say ,, but ,,I feel I needed to overbuild it,, it sure is heavy,,wont be tipping over on the kids either,, pat

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