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My daughter and I made this bench last Spring. Wood is cedar.
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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
#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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#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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#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
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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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#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.
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#12 posted 06-30-2013 03:01 PM
excellent bench. My wife would love it.
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#13 posted 06-30-2013 07:40 PM
Thanks for all the nice comments!
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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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