My First Bench

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My wife asked me to build her a decent sized bench for sitting outside and relaxing. So of course I was more than happy to get working on my project ;)

I will have some better pictures as soon as I find them, I didn’t take many during the process, but I do have a couple more to share.

-- ~Jim

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 02-24-2008 02:11 AM

Hi Jim,

What wood did you use for the bench?

It is always a good idea to address the posts that your wife puts on your to-do list. If she is anything like mine, she will not have any trouble finding work for you to do and everything seems to be an immediate priority.

Thanks for sharing. If you can find more pictures that would be great.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 02-24-2008 02:17 AM

Hey Scott,

I used pine for the project as I had a good deal of left over from another project I did, I just went out and got the 4×4 and 4×6s to complete what I needed for the project (aside from deck screws/stain).


-- ~Jim

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#3 posted 02-24-2008 02:18 AM

Great bench Jim. Looks a bit cold there to use it at the moment.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 02-24-2008 02:40 AM

Thanks, indeed it certainly was a tad bit chilly when I took this picture. It’s a little better here now, though.

-- ~Jim

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#5 posted 02-24-2008 03:51 AM

welcome to lj’s JIM

bench looks good. hope you got some brownie points !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 02-24-2008 06:09 AM

Mighty fine looking bench Jim. The best part is when you sit down on it you can have the satisfaction of knowing you made it!

-- --Chuck

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#7 posted 02-24-2008 07:39 AM

It looks solid there Jim. Nice project for sitting and contemplating the next.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#8 posted 02-24-2008 07:40 AM

beautiful bench. i’m surprised that the top is white and the sides are brown…

-- Greg, CT

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#9 posted 02-24-2008 11:21 AM

Yeah, we were suprised it snowed that day too. Pleasant suprise, but unexpected.

-- ~Jim

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#10 posted 02-24-2008 11:59 AM

great job. I can’t wait for “sitting outside on a bench” time!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 02-24-2008 03:07 PM

Great outdoor project. Post more pic when you find them. What did you seal it with?

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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