Alaskan Yellow Cedar bench

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Project by pauldye posted 590 days ago 1145 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did this park bench for the nursery school in my town. Their treated pine wood planks were not holding up to the weather.

I was able to buy 2×8 Alaskan Yellow Cedar from a local lumber yard. Go figure, I live in Louisiana. The wood was fairly old and dry, with knots needing to be filled.

I stained it with Cabot’s Wood Stain – colonial maple. I expected the final color to be more like the original yellow cedar. But in the world of colors, yellow + yellow = orange.

Anyway, I like the vivid contrast. It is a pigment stain, so it will stand up to UV and rain for many years.

Oh yes, the dowels are made of oak.

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#1 posted 589 days ago

Nice bench. It should last for years!

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#2 posted 589 days ago

Looks good

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#3 posted 589 days ago

It makes the school more alive with that great looking bench. It will be enjoyed for many years. Keep it up!


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#4 posted 589 days ago

I know, it will last for years! You did a great job on that!

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#5 posted 589 days ago

Great looking bench,a real classic design.

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