Cedar Garden Benches

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Project by David Hinds posted 04-15-2014 09:30 PM 1375 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are two garden benches I made for a family gift. They’re made entirely of cedar and took about 3 months to finish. All joints are mortise and tenon or dowels. The only hardware used were panel nails used to attach the seat slats. I finished them with a deck stain, so hopefully they won’t have to be refinished for a few years.

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#1 posted 04-15-2014 10:29 PM

Looks real good.

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#2 posted 04-15-2014 11:09 PM

looks good

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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#3 posted 04-16-2014 12:33 AM

Those are really great looking garden benches! I’m sure you’ll get a lot of good use out of them this summer!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 04-16-2014 01:05 AM

Very nice seating, I bet they will be around for a very fair number of years also

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 04-16-2014 02:53 AM


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#6 posted 04-16-2014 12:25 PM

Nice bench. Cedar seems to be a good choice. I made a similar bench out of cedar five years ago and it’s held up well. Cedar is light and the flex in the seat makes them more comfortable.

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#7 posted 04-16-2014 12:26 PM

those look really nice, good job.

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#8 posted 04-18-2014 09:02 PM

Cedar is a solid wood. Those benches look nice and sturdy!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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