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Simple garden bench for the kids

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Project by Sheisserick posted 04-16-2014 02:40 PM 657 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

5 years ago I made a garden bench and table for our little 3 year old daughter.
As time passed by, we increased our offspring number to 3, and she grew to be a 8 year old big girl, that dont fancy the baby sized bench.
...and so, the need for more seats was born.

I had a few requirements:

1.) Had to be light enough for the kids to lug around the garden, without help
2.) Had to be sturdy enough for 3 kids fighting on top of it
3.) Had to look better than the cheap ones you buy for kids.
4.) Had to make me practice joinery.

I feel like I attained my goals. Double dadoes, on all connections of the frame, supported with glue and a screw.
I might make a second bench (or chair) later.


It was originally some leftover floor boards, that I ripped, cut, routed and sanded to what you see on the pictures. So the project was free. I really need to get a planer/joiner soon though. (Friday wink)


Can you tell, who wanted to sit in the middle for the first picture?


Charming little bandit, eh?

Enjoy
Kim

-- I doubt, therefore I might be





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#1 posted 04-16-2014 03:28 PM

Great build, looks like happy customers.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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lovinJesus623

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#2 posted 04-16-2014 07:43 PM

sweet

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Rick

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#3 posted 04-17-2014 05:51 AM

Nice.

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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