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Double Adirondack Bench with Table

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Project by Jerry posted 333 days ago 2070 views 10 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this for a friend. She liked the Adirondack chairs I built for myself (from a Wood magazine plan) and wanted a bench with a table of the same design. (They’ve been married awhile, she preferred the table separate them. LOL) I used the chair plan for the angle of the back and the curve of the seat slats, but was on my own from there. I originally had a set of center legs for support, but that was a bad idea unless you are on a perfectly flat surface. I bumped the frame work from cedar 1×4’s to cedar 2×4’s and eliminated the center legs. It is extremely sturdy and everyone was happy. I used all cedar lumber and stainless steel fasteners. A coat of Spar gloss and off to the patio for hours of relaxation.

thanks for looking,

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford





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killerKiteh

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#1 posted 333 days ago

Separation promotes fondness…..

-- "I get more done in a week, than most do before 9am"

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whitebeast88

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#2 posted 333 days ago

great chairs,looks like you’ve been busy.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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MT_Stringer

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#3 posted 333 days ago

Looks really nice. Where’s the cupholders? :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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luv2learn

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#4 posted 333 days ago

looks like you are getting some quality shop time. Great build!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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robscastle

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#5 posted 333 days ago

Looks really nice. Where’s the Beers? :-) OMG almost an echo

-- Regards Robert

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jack1

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#6 posted 332 days ago

Nice work. Hard to get big cedar here. ;0(

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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BoysBrigade

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#7 posted 332 days ago

Looks great, well done

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 330 days ago

Love it, looks really comfy. Like the design, cedar and the table. I’m sure your friend likes it too!

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MT_Stringer

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#9 posted 330 days ago

Jerry, I saw a bench similar, but not near as nice as yours at a craft show. The guy had built a small cooler for the area between the seats. The “table” was hinged which allowed access to the cooler. The cooler was something like an 18 can capacity similar to this one.

Mike

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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firefighterontheside

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#10 posted 330 days ago

That’s great. I want an Adirondack “loveseat” and could easily adapt that into it.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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Jerry

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#11 posted 330 days ago

Mike, We discussed putting a cooler between the seats. LOL. They chose the table and bought one of my rolling cedar patio coolers. It holds a 48 can cooler. I’m drafting plans for a set of cedar tall bar stools with matching backs to this bench and a pub type table to finish off there patio. Looking forward to the build!!

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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Jerry

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#12 posted 330 days ago

Bill, Removing the table and pushing the “chairs” together would make a great outdoor loveseat. Great idea!!

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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