Rustic garden benches

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Project by exelectrician posted 11-09-2011 06:43 AM 1944 views 11 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A project to give my grandson some experience in bandsawing curves and tenons. He did great.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#1 posted 11-09-2011 06:55 AM

Nice old fashion benches and a good time teaching woodwork to your grandson , I bet it was fun .
Good of you to take the time and to have a grandson that is interested , you are fortuned and may you be blessed to live to be a hundred.


-- Kiefer

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#2 posted 11-09-2011 10:03 AM

good looking benches. Well done

-- Dave -

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#3 posted 11-09-2011 01:51 PM

Great looking benches, I may (will) borrow the design. I am so looking forward to my grandchildren working in my shop.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Charles Maxwell

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#4 posted 11-09-2011 04:45 PM


-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#5 posted 11-09-2011 06:46 PM

Nice! bench project.

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#6 posted 11-09-2011 11:11 PM

Perfect for relaxing in the shade of a hot summer afternoon with a tall cool glass of lemonade! See…. these are things I always consider while making ANY project. laugh :D Nicely done.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#7 posted 11-10-2011 02:09 PM

Great looking benches. I’m lazy… I use a template, a bandsaw and a pattern bit in my router to make legs for my benches. I’ve got them all over my house. One is a coffee table, another is a dressing bench in the bathroom, one is at the foot of my bed for a dressing bench and I’m building another one to sit under the coat rack by the front door. After reading WoodSpanker’s note, I’ve got to make one to put under the maple tree next to my shop.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#8 posted 11-10-2011 02:12 PM

These turned out very nice. He did a good job.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 11-10-2011 02:53 PM

I have a gap in my woodwork . . . I can’t make garden furniture! I envy anyone who can bring simplicity, functionality and elegance to garden furniture! Your benches are fantastic.

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#10 posted 11-11-2011 10:28 PM

Thank you for your encouragement and kind comments. The ends were from a piano bench design. The rest I just winged on the 2 by 12 consrtuction lumber I got to keep my Grandson away from TV and the web for a while. The lesson I learned with this project was I should have cut the heart wood out. I now have minor checks in this area.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#11 posted 12-22-2011 01:19 AM

They look great! Good on you for getting your grandson involved – catch ‘em young!

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#12 posted 10-12-2012 04:30 PM

I like benches, and particularly this one. I keep it in mind. Thanks for posting.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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