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Project by Lboy posted 06-29-2013 09:30 PM 2449 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter and I made this bench last Spring. Wood is cedar.





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Dave G

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#1 posted 06-29-2013 10:08 PM

Cool. What are the slots for?

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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Lboy

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#2 posted 06-29-2013 10:38 PM

The slots are to let potting soil drop onto a shelf below the top deck. The plans called for a tub to go under the slats but we wanted the storage underneath. Here is a link to the plan that I sort of followed: http://www.familyhandyman.com/garden/how-to-build-a-cedar-potting-bench

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#3 posted 06-30-2013 01:34 AM

i remember that article…nice project

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#4 posted 06-30-2013 01:42 AM

Good looking bench. Who’s prouder? You, or your daughter?

-- Yussef, Philadelphia, http://chathampenworks.com/ http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChathamPenWorks https://www.facebook.com/ChathamPenWorks

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Jpedi

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#5 posted 06-30-2013 02:27 AM

Good job! I inherited something that was almost a dead ringer for that assembly, in the greenhouse when I bought this place, but without the slots. Unfortunately mine is just a few inches too tall to be comfortable. Something to deal with in my spare time…. whenever I get some!

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aussiedave

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#6 posted 06-30-2013 02:34 AM

Good looking bench and practical….well done

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#7 posted 06-30-2013 03:13 AM

That’s a good looking bench. Enjoy it.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#8 posted 06-30-2013 04:04 AM

Great job

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stefang

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#9 posted 06-30-2013 08:38 AM

Very handy bench for the gardeners in your family and nicely built too by you and you daughter.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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steliart

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#10 posted 06-30-2013 09:51 AM

congrats to both of you, nice build

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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#11 posted 06-30-2013 09:54 AM

Nice job thank you for sharing this project.

-- Todd

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#12 posted 06-30-2013 03:01 PM

excellent bench. My wife would love it.

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Lboy

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#13 posted 06-30-2013 07:40 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments!

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Philip

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#14 posted 07-02-2013 02:42 AM

Looks like a winner! Alternating thick and thin boards is a nice design touch.

-- I never finish anyth

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#15 posted 07-02-2013 03:41 PM

Great looking garden bench! I’m sure it will last long and get lots of use. Congrats to both of you!

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