Cedar and Cypress replacement garden bench

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Project by adamwells posted 04-19-2013 08:11 PM 1636 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So last year i made a garden bench out of some scrap wood i got from an old plant shelf i got from my wife’s work, just to kinda see if i could do it. i just glued it up with a couple of lag bolts in the legs. Well the Texas weather got the best of it and it fell apart. so i decided to make another one, but better and a lot nicer. I picked up some cypress from the lumber yard on the cheap($.75) a linear foot. and some nice looking cedar. The last two pictures are the old bench and area it will be going.

-- there is always room for improvement.

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#1 posted 04-19-2013 09:04 PM

I love the detail on the top and the color! That’s a very very nice job! And looking forward to seeing more projects.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#2 posted 04-19-2013 09:29 PM

Nice use of the two different wood, nice contrast in the colors. What did you use for glue?

-- Mark clio,mi ..making wood talk is fun

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#3 posted 04-19-2013 09:33 PM

oh yeah tight bond 3 and also i used some 1/2” all thread to hold the pieces together and then the cedar “skirting” is glued and screwed on then plugged the holes with some more cedar. and i finnished it with danish oil. and a few coats of spray on polly

-- there is always room for improvement.

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#4 posted 04-19-2013 11:17 PM

Very nice you done a great job.

-- Todd

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