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Project by TysonK posted 280 days ago 1226 views 14 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I built an arbor over the summer, and about half way through that project I realized I’d have enough cedar left over for another project. I use a lot of flooring, find it cheap or free on craigslist, so a pile of cedar flooring turned into the arbor and this bench.

The design is from Fine Woodworking, an article on an outdoor bench, though I re-drew it in SU to adjust for the change in dimensions as this was all flooring and glued up flooring.

All the joints are domino loose tenons, finished the bench with tung oil. This is the 2nd outdoor bench I’ve built, the first was quite honestly, terrible, my own design and with many flaws, so thanks to FWW for a really nice design.

-- -- Tyson





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Ocelot

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#1 posted 280 days ago

Looks very nice! We have an assortment of cheap plastic chairs out be the garden that I would like to replace with something like this.

I live in N. Alabama. There is a place up in TN, about 2 hours’s drive from here called “Grant Cedar Mill”, which advertises cedar lumber at very attractive prices. I’ve been itching to go up there and get some for projects like this.

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#2 posted 280 days ago

Very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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TysonK

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#3 posted 279 days ago

Thanks. Ya a nice cedar mill would probably seem like a huge candy store for some outdoor projects, hopefully you can get up there soon and have some fun!

-- -- Tyson

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#4 posted 279 days ago

Looks great. I like all the different wood coloring. I wish we had access to cedar over here.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Woodbridge

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#5 posted 279 days ago

great looking bench.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 279 days ago

Very nice looking bench.

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#7 posted 279 days ago

nice bench

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#8 posted 279 days ago

Great job on the bench

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#9 posted 279 days ago

I like the design, and it’s a solid build. Very nice.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#10 posted 278 days ago

Nice bench Tyson! That looks great!.....where are the plans???? :)

Schroeder

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#11 posted 278 days ago

Great Lookin Bench

-- Jim, Kentucky

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TysonK

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#12 posted 272 days ago

Schroeder,

Late reply, but is there a good way to share the plans? I have the SU file I could post on the 3D Warehouse, but being somewhat new to Lumberjocks, I don’t know if there is a best way here to do so.

-- -- Tyson

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