Oak Top Bench

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Project by Jordan_0519 posted 04-30-2013 01:47 PM 1687 views 10 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Laminated Oak bench top, finished with boiled linseed oil. Formed and poured concrete for the legs with threaded rods for fasteners. Took me two tries to pour the concrete. On the first the tenon broke off because I was using the wrong kind of mix. Thought the second one turned out well, though next time I work with concrete I’ll spend the extra time to polish it nice and smooth.

-- You can do anything with the right tools

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#1 posted 04-30-2013 02:01 PM

Nice combo of concrete and oak!

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#2 posted 04-30-2013 04:28 PM

Fantastic project. Thank you so much for sharing….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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#3 posted 04-30-2013 07:56 PM

did you put the threaded rods into the concrete during the pour? was it 4 rods per concrete piece or did you buy longer rods and put them all the way through the tenon?

what was the mix for the concrete? I really like this and would like to do something similar
any additional details you can send me would be much appreciated

-- Winners Win

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#4 posted 04-30-2013 08:23 PM

I placed plastic electrical conduit in the mold before the pour, and used two full length threaded rods per leg. This gave me the ability to break it down into three separate pieces while still having one solid bench top. Came in pretty handy because I had to carry it up three flights of stairs to my apartment, and put together it probably weighs close to 150 lbs.

-- You can do anything with the right tools

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#5 posted 04-30-2013 08:39 PM

The mix was just regular 50lb bag of quickcrete. stay away from the fast setting stuff, the aggregate was too big to fit around the conduit and ended up breaking off.

-- You can do anything with the right tools

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#6 posted 05-01-2013 02:29 AM

I’ve got to say cool design and great combo on materials. very tempting to make indeed. A great outdoor bench. Would be really neat with some inlay into concrete. Very marketable. Great job and creative.

-- mike c

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#7 posted 05-01-2013 05:20 AM

Cool mixed media project! I like it a lot.

-- Robb

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