Rustic garden benches

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Project by exelectrician posted 1015 days ago 1557 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 1015 days ago

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 松

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#2 posted 1015 days ago

good looking benches. Well done

-- Dave -

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#3 posted 1015 days ago

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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#4 posted 1014 days ago


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#5 posted 1014 days ago

Nice! bench project.

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#6 posted 1014 days ago

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 1014 days ago

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 1013 days ago

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 1013 days ago

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 1012 days ago

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 972 days ago

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

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#12 posted 676 days ago

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



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