Rustic Garden bench ( Cedar )

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Project by Doug Scott posted 09-24-2011 01:30 AM 3163 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not bad from lumber that I picked up on the road side in northern Michigan. I like the price, ( FREE )
The biggest problem of the project was getting the wood cut to get the most use out of what I had and getting the cut so that the outside bark showed and so the lumber turned somewhat square. I only had about 2” of thickness of material to work with. I always like a good challenge in my projects,
cause most of the are not from a magazine or a blueprint. This took three days to build ,but 5 to 6 years to get to this after I picked up the lumber. You know how those projects for one selves are to get to.!
I’ve already be asked how much for the bench. ? Sorry, NOT for sale.

Furniture By Douglas, Building furniture to become Heirlooms

-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI

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#1 posted 09-24-2011 01:42 AM

Nice looking bench, I like the rustic look, should last a long time.

-- If it ain't broke don't fix it, if you fix it make it better than it has to be.

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#2 posted 09-24-2011 03:05 PM

I like the salvaged “free” part,
looks comfy too, nice job.

-- Doug...

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#3 posted 09-24-2011 05:19 PM

Sometime we get geeked by “Free” but if we are honest the “find” is more exciting.
The rush of the slavage ant pride when the wood reavels it’s inner beauty.
And the end result the finished product.

Great bench. The find and wait were worth it.

-- Anthony

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#4 posted 09-26-2011 05:24 PM


Nice job. went to a design class, The project was a bench. Thinking about that class yesterday as I tried to build a log bench model due to having posts laying in a pile that I have not thrown away. I’m sure it was a challenge that you enjoyed. Once you got to it. LOL

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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