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Project by Peter Alkema posted 01-13-2012 01:27 AM 1714 views 12 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a first version of this bench as a birthday present for my brother-in-law in 2007. This one was intended as a donation for the park at the end of our road but when I finished it we kept it and put it next to the swimming pool where we can sit and watch our children. Sketchup model available on Google 3D warehouse: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=1b251275c413440cd14211765211e694&prevstart=0

-- Just published my first book - Woodworking for Everyone - www.woodworkingforeveryone.net





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-13-2012 06:37 AM

Hi Peter Welcome to Ljs
Nice looking bench.

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#2 posted 01-13-2012 12:50 PM

Nice work, looks comfy and solid to boot!

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

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Peter Alkema

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#3 posted 01-13-2012 01:46 PM

thanks guys, was a quicker job the second time round. (and my brother-in-law still has his proudly in their garden)

-- Just published my first book - Woodworking for Everyone - www.woodworkingforeveryone.net

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#4 posted 01-13-2012 05:18 PM

i like the style,well done

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#5 posted 01-13-2012 05:22 PM

The bench looks really nice. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck

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-- 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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#6 posted 01-14-2012 05:04 PM

Nice bench—I should make one of these; it’s way nicer than the stuff I’ve built for the outdoors!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#7 posted 01-15-2012 10:15 AM

Nice garden bench Peter, and I love the wendy house.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#8 posted 01-19-2012 08:18 PM

Very nice bench, good job, I too make benches, look at my pictures….again, great job!

-- Alvarez

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#9 posted 03-07-2012 03:47 PM

Great looking bench. I’d love the angle for the back rest.

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