Garden bench

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Project by RussellAP posted 05-31-2013 01:24 AM 1326 views 8 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw a fellow LJ do one of these the other day. I didn’t do any halflaps like he did and it only took about 6 hours to complete. 10 2×4x8 red cedar. Lag bolts are 3.5 inches long. It’s heavy and solid. I may rework a few parts of this design on the next one. I want to see how this one sells first.
cost 83$

Pine would be half the cost or lower. It’s debatable if pine is better seeing I recommend my customers paint the outdoor furniture instead of staining and sealing, unless they have a sheltered location for the furniture.

If this sells, I may just order a skid of 2×4’s and make up a bunch and try and wholesale them.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#1 posted 05-31-2013 01:51 AM

Simple and nice looking. I like the cedar better though.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 05-31-2013 03:05 AM

Nice job. I have 3 of 4 slatted cast iron benches in need of rehab, so this idea strikes close to home. Thanks!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#3 posted 06-01-2013 12:05 AM

great bench,love the cedar…..

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 06-04-2013 01:28 PM

Good looking garden bench. I’m sure it will last long and it’s a great addition to the outdoors.

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