Garden Bench Greene and Greene inspired

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Project by jakub76 posted 12-08-2012 07:40 AM 4117 views 23 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My garden bench, design inspired by the Greene and Greene, Blacker house hall bench.

Reclaimed Oregon (Douglas Fir) with Jarrah plugs and splines, some oak dowels also. I filled the nail holes with dyed epoxy, I quite like the character provided by the nail holes and knots. Finished with 2 coats of decking oil. It’s not fine furniture but I’m working up to it!

This has been a great learning experience. 46 mortise and tenon joints and an opportunity to use a lot of different tools. This project has been a kind of therapy for me, helping me get through a particularly tough time. This woodworking thing really is a great hobby, cathartic and productive.

Thanks for all the inspiration on this site.

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#1 posted 12-08-2012 07:48 AM

It looks like fine furnitue to me. I love A/C style furniture and moving it outside seems like a natural extension. I find this kind of work very therapeutic too. My wife just woke up to find I was still in the shop. I lost track of time. I came inside at her behest, but immediately signed into LJ to find this beautiful bench. Very fine work!

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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#2 posted 12-08-2012 12:36 PM

My wife walked up as I clicked on the bench and said OH I like that. Guess you know what you got me into. Never built chairs and such but I guess I’ll learn now.

Beautiful bench.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#3 posted 12-08-2012 01:20 PM

I love this nice beefy bench! Great job!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#4 posted 12-08-2012 01:27 PM

Beautiful bench. Woodworking is a therapy to us all here. Hope all goes well for you.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 12-08-2012 02:17 PM

This very nicely done! It is graceful with interesting elements from G&G, refreshingly substantial without the least hint of being “clunky”. Great job!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 12-08-2012 02:47 PM

Great looking bench. I have some reclaimed antique heart pine I can see taking this form. Thanks.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#7 posted 12-08-2012 02:50 PM

beefy & graceful..and even looks comfy..great job

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#8 posted 12-08-2012 03:03 PM

beautiful bench. All the greene and greene touches are very nice. I love your plans, much like my own.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 12-08-2012 03:17 PM

I like it

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#10 posted 12-08-2012 03:22 PM

A great looking bench that has style and longivity built into it! Really nice work and I like your drawing that you included.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#11 posted 12-08-2012 05:12 PM

Great bench. I like the detail at the bottom of the legs.

-- Jeff

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#12 posted 12-08-2012 05:18 PM

Cool design ,very well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 12-08-2012 08:09 PM

love it, looks elegant and strong at the same time really like the feet too gives it a different look all around

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#14 posted 12-09-2012 01:39 AM

Nice Bench! I really love the detail on the bottom of the legs.

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#15 posted 12-09-2012 02:38 PM

Beautiful bench!! I love your sketch, looks like some of mine.

-- ~Julie~

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