Garden Bench Greene and Greene inspired

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Project by jakub76 posted 621 days ago 2625 views 20 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 621 days ago

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 621 days ago

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 620 days ago

I love this nice beefy bench! Great job!

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

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#4 posted 620 days ago

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

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#5 posted 620 days ago

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 620 days ago

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 620 days ago

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

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#8 posted 620 days ago

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 620 days ago

I like it

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#10 posted 620 days ago

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 620 days ago

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

-- Jeff

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#12 posted 620 days ago

Cool design ,very well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 620 days ago

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 620 days ago

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

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#15 posted 619 days ago

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

-- ~Julie~

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