Wood Slab Bench

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Project by Kelsky posted 155 days ago 933 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In milling out some oak, I was wondering what to do with the slab scraps versus sending it into the fire pile. Well here is my solution. This is three slabs and 6 small branch logs. The third slab is cut in half and used to hold the back support slab. As you can see, I’ve done a couple of these now. Beautiful addition to any yard. Keep in mind, if you build one. Build it in place or you will need a tractor to lift and move it into place.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 155 days ago

Good looking bench.

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#2 posted 155 days ago

Wow! I like this a lot

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#3 posted 155 days ago

that is really cool, great work

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#4 posted 155 days ago

Love it!

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#5 posted 155 days ago

I really like those benches. Thanks for posting them.

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#6 posted 155 days ago

Cool idea with the legs. How dry is the wood you use to build them? If they are fresh cut do you apply any finish right away?


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#7 posted 155 days ago

The first bench was green. Probably 30 days old. We didn’t treat it. The second one, the wood was around 6 months old. I put on some Anchor seal on it.

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#8 posted 154 days ago

original looking. like it.

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Dan Krager

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#9 posted 152 days ago

Kelsky, I’ve been scouring for ideas to build log benches. This looks very efficient…how did you hold it together?
It’s really cool looking!

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL

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#10 posted 151 days ago

Trim off a flat side on each log. Drill through all three and put Rebar through the three logs. Set the slab on the logs. Couple of screws to keep the bench from moving. The supports coming up the back are a slab ripped in half and screwed to the logs. Back screwed to the supports. That is the basics. A couple hour project when you have everything ready to go.

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#11 posted 149 days ago

Very cool bench! Love the look of logs and slabs. Indeed a great addition outdoors. Great job!

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