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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-08-2012 01:10 PM 2267 views 10 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a couple benches my sister asked me to build for her to match one she had. They are just simple little benches using treated wood from Menards. This is one of the few projects I had to use my hand plane to flatten the tops after joining together. That stuff was real wet yet and the surfaces rolled in 2 directions.
I bolted them together using T nuts and washers. They will probably need to be tighened in about a year when the wood shrinks. No stain, no finish. no problems!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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IndianJoe

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#1 posted 05-08-2012 01:17 PM

Nice but that kind of wood being treated wood is not good for benches or tables but they look nice

-- Nimkee** Joe

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GlennsGrandson

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#2 posted 05-08-2012 01:20 PM

I think they look great! Good work, I don’t know what the problem might be with the treated wood, as long as your not eating off of them, lol. They’ll have a good long life.

-- Grant - S/N Dakota

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canadianchips

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#3 posted 05-08-2012 01:41 PM

Good looking benches. The bolts make them solid, better than nails or screws. I don’t see the treated wood a problem to sit on.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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workerinwood

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#4 posted 05-08-2012 02:02 PM

Look great , nice work!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Eric in Florida.

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#5 posted 05-08-2012 02:10 PM

Nice job Jim.
Bet they last a long time and make many butts smile !
And if they are for outdoors, the treated wood was smart.

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Earlextech

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#6 posted 05-08-2012 05:52 PM

Not sure what IndianJoe was refering to, but I think they look great and will last a long time.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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Alongiron

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#7 posted 05-08-2012 06:01 PM

I was just looking for a bench design to sit around my fire pit! You must have been reading my mind!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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Helkat

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#8 posted 05-08-2012 07:55 PM

Great looking benches. I wanted to build a couple benches this summer, but there are so many designs and ideas to choose from, I can never decide what I want. Then you see something that just clicks.

This is clicking for me.

Nice work!

-- Nat, UPstate NY, http://www.cordlessimpactdriverhq.com/

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peteg

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#9 posted 05-08-2012 09:32 PM

Pretty sturdy looking units Jim, always good to keep your hand in with a few simple pieces.
nice build mate
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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lizardhead

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#10 posted 05-08-2012 11:16 PM

Those look strong enough to last forever, now she’s going to want the table

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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Roger

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#11 posted 05-08-2012 11:38 PM

Like Lizard said: they look good n stout

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Martyroc

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#12 posted 05-09-2012 01:21 AM

Good benches, they should last many, many years.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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sedcokid

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#13 posted 05-09-2012 02:33 AM

Jim,
Just like everything else you do, these turned out fantastic. I am sure that your sister will enjoy for many years to come.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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IndianJoe

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#14 posted 05-09-2012 02:34 AM

Ok Ok what I was told was new’s here is a site that I just went to Sorry .
It talks about what I was told.
http://www.naturalhandyman.com/iip/infxtra/infpre.html

-- Nimkee** Joe

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Rustic

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#15 posted 05-09-2012 03:16 AM

cool

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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