Curved Seat Bench With Back

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For a number of years I have crafted and sold curved seat backless benches but recently clients have requested the same bench but with a back. The above is my prototype and with minor changes this will be added to outdoor furniture I already offer. This bench is 42” long and made of scrap pine that I had in the shop.

The production bench will be crafted using cypress and stainless steel fasteners. Starting off the benches will only be offered in 46” and 58” lengths as seating pads are more easily found for those sizes.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#1 posted 04-23-2013 02:55 AM

Great design. The variation in board width ties the back and seat together nicely.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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#2 posted 04-23-2013 02:59 AM

Very nice


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#3 posted 04-23-2013 02:59 AM

Thanks…It has taken me about two years to get the time to put it together.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#4 posted 04-23-2013 03:59 AM

Looks quite comfortable and solid….........;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#5 posted 04-23-2013 09:50 AM

Great looking bench, Looks comfy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 04-23-2013 02:27 PM

Good design, I like the look a lot.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#7 posted 04-25-2013 02:49 PM

Great design and build. Like the curved seat and legs, looks very inviting and comfy. Great job!

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#8 posted 04-25-2013 03:18 PM

Thanks for all the kind comments.

I am somewhat concerned with the angle of the back and how far the back should be set back from the seat for taller people. Can any LJ chair builders give me some direction as to angles to maximize comfort or a source which might point me in that direction?

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#9 posted 12-15-2015 09:03 PM

I like this and I’m planning to do a similar 58” bench. I intend to use pine, since my kid’s class will be painting it anyway. Do you think that 1×3 slats for the seat and back would be sturdy enough? I was hoping to use three supports for the seat and two for the back as you did here.

Thank you,

-- Time to get started

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#10 posted 12-15-2015 09:48 PM


I use 1×2 for the seat slats which may be a little more comfortable with a hidden center support, so for the seat no problem with 1×3. For the back the 1×3 should be fine as long as you use a small center tie piece on the back in the center for a stiffener.

Hope that helps and should you have any other questions just PM me.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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