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I am a late bloomer. After nearly 43 years I decided it was time to begin a hobby. And since woodworking was my dad’s favorite thing to do & teach, I thought I would give it a try. So I decided to make this rustic garden bench. It is made from an old pallet that I got from our church. I must not have done to bad because it turned into a fund raising effort & I wound up making 14 more of then! But more importantly, I had a lot of fun making them!





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 05-13-2013 at 03:33 AM

Nice garden bench, and good recycle work with the pallet wood. Now that your woodworking hobby has bloomed, keep watering it and the fun will increase with each project.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 05-13-2013 at 08:10 AM

That is a really cool bench. It’s on my mental to do list. I want to make psuedo bird houses on top of the pickets. Did you have a lot of trouble dismantling the pallet? Did you use nail, glue, screws?
Thanks

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#3 posted 05-13-2013 at 08:23 AM

Grats on attaining a great hobby, have had the same feeling starting out at 34 but certainly plenty of time left for both of us to enjoy… Your bench is great, have to say while I find the back aestically pleasing, the points make me a little concerned as I’d hate to trip near it :) Might have to mount it directly to a wooden fence/shed or the like. Happy they were a success for your church’s fundraiser etc. Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#4 posted 05-13-2013 at 11:27 AM

Very good job. Beautiful and useful, rustic and agreeable simultaneously. And recycling, wonderful. Congratulations

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#5 posted 05-13-2013 at 11:37 AM

A fun first project,well done.

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#6 posted 05-14-2013 at 09:28 AM

Nice job! My wife would love one of those. :)

-- Paul Lyons

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