Zen Garden Bench

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Project by Art posted 07-07-2012 02:32 AM 2843 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As Zen and Christian as it gets: something useful comes out of the rejected. On Father’s Day weekend I asked my son (who is with me every other weekend) what he would like to do and he said “Dad, let’s build something.” I had some leftover pressure treated lumber from an old deck project so we made some legs and then picked up some cedar from the big box store and this is what we ended up with. I could care less if the thing fell apart a day after we built it; the time we spent together in the shop was priceless to me. My fourteen year-old daughter even helped. With any luck it will be in one of their gardens long after Dad is gone, and they will sit on it with their kids and remember building it.

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#1 posted 07-07-2012 03:31 AM


-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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#2 posted 07-07-2012 04:07 AM

Sharing the love while building something useful is priceless time in the shop.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#3 posted 07-07-2012 02:16 PM

Great bench…better story! The time we spend together with our kids is precious. Savor ever moment.

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#4 posted 07-24-2012 11:21 PM

Good story. Good times. Tell us more about that little building in the back of picture two?

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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