Wood Slab Bench

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Project by Kelsky posted 03-26-2014 02:46 PM 2312 views 5 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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#1 posted 03-26-2014 03:25 PM

Good looking bench.

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#2 posted 03-26-2014 03:43 PM

Wow! I like this a lot

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#3 posted 03-26-2014 05:36 PM

that is really cool, great work

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#4 posted 03-26-2014 07:39 PM

Love it!

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#5 posted 03-26-2014 10:22 PM

I really like those benches. Thanks for posting them.

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#6 posted 03-26-2014 11:07 PM

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 03-27-2014 02:00 AM

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 03-27-2014 07:28 PM

original looking. like it.

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#9 posted 03-29-2014 05:54 PM

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!

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#10 posted 03-30-2014 11:50 PM

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 04-01-2014 02:23 PM

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

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