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Project by TheDane posted 08-31-2008 01:37 AM 2007 views 8 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is how the Dane spent spare time in July and August.

Actually, the long bench on the right was built in 2006, using a pattern in WOOD Magazine.

The chair is an option detailed in the original WOOD article, and the glider is a varient of the optional settee in the same article.

The stock used is Western red cedar from a local home center.

The finish used is a two-part epoxy (2 coats … Smith & Co.’s CPES Warm – Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer) and three coats of spar varnish (Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish). The finishing materials came from Jamestown Distributors (http://www.jamestowndistributors.com).

The original bench has sat outside year-round, and cleans up with a little OxyClean and warm water.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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Gary

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#1 posted 08-31-2008 03:16 AM

That’s a good looking set.
Gary

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 08-31-2008 03:53 AM

Nice looking set. Thats a great picture.

-- Dennis Zongker

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trifern

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#3 posted 08-31-2008 05:31 AM

That is a beautiful set of garden furniture. The finish looks nice and it sounds durable. The setting looks very peaceful and relaxing. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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JerseyJoe

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#4 posted 08-31-2008 05:54 AM

Hey Dane, Great work.. I have benches very similar to the ones you made on my list so it is nice to see what I’m missing… Keep up the great work.

Joe

-- Joe Massanova, Somerdale, NJ

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ND2ELK

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#5 posted 08-31-2008 06:08 AM

Great looking lawn pieces. You did a beautiful job on them. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Callum Kendall

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#6 posted 08-31-2008 04:24 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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stanley_clifton

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#7 posted 08-31-2008 05:26 PM

Beautiful work: it looks like it will last several lifetimes. We need some furniture for our garden for which I’m in the market for some recycled oak. I’ll favourite this project if you don’t mind, as I need some reference sources.

-- Stanley generally struggling

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Bigbuck

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#8 posted 08-31-2008 05:39 PM

Very nice, great looking yard furniture.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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Ampeater

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#9 posted 08-31-2008 06:24 PM

I made two garden chairs a couple of years ago and used the same finish. They were made from white oak and they still look new. I like your design better.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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93mwm

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#10 posted 01-24-2009 01:58 PM

you dont purchance have a copy of the plans for the glider?
Cheers

-- mwm! Before you criticise walk a mile in their shoes, and when you do criticise you will be a mile away and have their shoes!

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TheDane

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#11 posted 01-24-2009 03:56 PM

Actually, there never were any plans for the glider … at least they were never committed to paper. Basically, the glider is the settee in WOOD’s plans with 1” shorter legs. The platform was based on the one on a glider my neighbor picked up at a garage sale.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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93mwm

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#12 posted 01-25-2009 06:51 AM

oh ok

-- mwm! Before you criticise walk a mile in their shoes, and when you do criticise you will be a mile away and have their shoes!

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93mwm

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#13 posted 01-25-2009 06:51 AM

thanks

-- mwm! Before you criticise walk a mile in their shoes, and when you do criticise you will be a mile away and have their shoes!

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#14 posted 01-23-2012 03:41 AM

very nice gallery and outdoor furniture!

-- Chris, Oak Grove, MO

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#15 posted 01-23-2012 04:28 AM

Old post but still a wonderful job on the garden benches.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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