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Aromatic Red Cedar Garden Bench

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Project by Tom Godfrey posted 780 days ago 1388 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last summer I picked up a run down garden bench for two bucks. No way was I going to sit my big butt in that bench and my lady friend was wondering what in the world would Mr. Tom buy something like that. I got it for the pattern to make the garden bench shown. I like it better when I have something to look at rather than marks all over a piece of paper.
Of course I made some changes, made it where it would be stronger and last longer than a summer or two. Made this one out of Aromatic Red Cedar and plan on it lasting for as long as I live. I put several coats of clear poly to protect it from the weather and it really brings out the red color in the cedar.
At first I was making this bench to sale but once it was finished I knew it wasn’t going anywhere except in a special place in my flower garden. It looks great sitting there and real nice to go out in the evening and just sit with my honey and talk about what happen today.
Hope you enjoy it and it was a pleasure building it.
Thanks for looking.
Mr. Tom
www.mrtomswoodworking.com
864-384-4938

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tom@thcww.com)





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eddie

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#1 posted 780 days ago

that bench turned out great, love that cedar wood grain ,you know while your sitting in that swing you,ll be getting a lot of honey dos to dont ya lol great looking bench

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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IndianJoe

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#2 posted 780 days ago

nice looks good

-- Nimkee** Joe

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nomercadies

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#3 posted 780 days ago

I don’t like to use the word “pretty” but that is pretty. I bet your lovely would like to sit with you there.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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StephenSchaad

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#4 posted 767 days ago

Wow… I love aromatic cedar! expensive stuff around here though. Great job!

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