Lutyens bench

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Project by Garyswood posted 2347 days ago 1824 views 4 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first try at this project. Allot of detail but ultimately turned out nice (I think)....

-- Gary

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#1 posted 2347 days ago

Gary that is outstanding! I really like the execution of this one. The cloud pattern on the back really makes this bench jump out as say “sit on me”. Where did you find the plans for it?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 2347 days ago

Great bench :) Nicely done Gary.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#3 posted 2347 days ago

Thank you very much for your comments.

The plans came from American Furniture Designs. I first saw the project in Fine Woodworking.

-- Gary

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#4 posted 2347 days ago

Great bench, Gary. You’ve got me wanting to try one like this now.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 2347 days ago

Very nice bench. Almost too nice for outside.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 2347 days ago

“Woodworking – patience = firewood”
That is GREAT Charlie. if you notice the first pic…on top of the lathe in the bachground you can see the beginings of a couple more benches….minus the patience…they are currently on the firewood pile..oops

-- Gary

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#7 posted 2347 days ago

Sweet! Nice work. I’ve wanted to do one of those for awhile.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#8 posted 2347 days ago

Very nicely done. Great detail. Beautiful job. Thanks for posting.

God Bless tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 2347 days ago

Beautiful work! Is this planned for outside use? What kind of wood and finish was used?

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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#10 posted 2347 days ago

Very nice job~ nice detail and outstanding finish.

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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#11 posted 2347 days ago

I love the details and the curves. It will make a nice additon anywhere you put it. Where did you get the plans? This would make a nice gift for our yard as well. Nice post. Thanks!

-- "Knowledge is King! It is never too late to learn something new." - Jim

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#12 posted 2347 days ago

That is a fantastic bench! Great.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#13 posted 2347 days ago

Hi Gary,

This is a very nice bench. I have no doubt that your FIL was pleased with it. You did a good job on it.

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

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#14 posted 2347 days ago

Thank you for all the comments. The finish is simply Watcos danish oil and minwax poly. I would not however recommend this for your project if it will live outside. I have another little table on my back deck that I used the same finish and it is just not holding up in this NC rainy weather. My FIL put the bench on a covered patio so it should be fine there. The wood is cypress obtained from Charlotte Hardwoods. Since this was my first attempt at one of these I went with the cheapest I could get. Later after reading a few articles i found the cypress is well recommended for exterior furniture. The grain pattern too was a great surprise.
If you want to build this even cheaper it can all be cut out of (6) 2×10’s. In the next couple days I will post the cutting layout.

-- Gary

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#15 posted 2347 days ago

Very ellegant

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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