Outdoor Bench

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Project by JetJock591 posted 06-23-2011 01:25 AM 1494 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of six outdoor benches I made from redwood. The stretcher is pegged mortise & tenon. Since redwood splits rather easily I incorporated two hard maple pieces on either side of the legs and a cross piece on the bottom of either side of the legs. Seems to have held up to Arizona sun and kids so far.

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#1 posted 06-23-2011 01:56 AM

Nice looking bench, I like the design, it appears to have a concave top if so I bet it very comfortable. Thanks for posting…BC

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#2 posted 06-23-2011 02:20 AM

Very nice bench!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 06-23-2011 04:10 AM

very nice… the design and wood looks awesome! Great job

-- Jonathan- Scottsville, KY

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#4 posted 06-23-2011 09:48 AM

Nice looking bench! Great wood choice.

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

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#5 posted 06-23-2011 02:13 PM

Great job, nice looking bench!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 06-24-2011 12:25 AM

this looks great. good design and amazing you built 6 of them!! the top wood looks fantastic!

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#7 posted 06-24-2011 06:33 PM

I really like the color.

-- A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. -- Mark Twain

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