New Deck #8: Finished the second bench

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Blog entry by Karson posted 05-03-2008 01:56 AM 4069 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well today I got to working on the second bench.

I assembled it and brought it over to the deck and trimmed up the straight bench and the curved bench so that they fit in the corner of the deck.

I then went and got the trim router with a 1/4” roundover (got to make it kid friendly) and a sander to get rid of the saw marks, saw cuts and roundover where the trim router won’t reach.

I did the edges on both surfaces of the benches and sanded both of them.

Here are the finished benches.

and from the back.

Now she’s asking for a ceiling fan.

Planter boxes next.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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Richard Williams

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#1 posted 05-03-2008 02:18 AM

I think the ceiling fan idea is great. Tremendous job buddy. Fantastic. Very well done.

-- Rich, Nevada,

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Paul D

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#2 posted 05-03-2008 02:24 AM

Great looking deck Karson. The specs seem to be creeping a bit larger. What’s after the ceiling fan? :)

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#3 posted 05-03-2008 02:25 AM

superb work J adores congratulation

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#4 posted 05-03-2008 03:30 AM

Richard: Does the ceiling fan require the GFCI protection.

Thanks for the comments guys.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 05-03-2008 04:44 AM

looks great…amazing how you did this so fast…I have been working on planter boxes since last september!!! and you have done all this in days…looks great too…cant wait to see the planters…anything else after that???

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#6 posted 05-03-2008 05:30 AM

It looks awesome Dad. I’m sure Mom is thrilled!! i can’t wait to visit soon and use the new deck.

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#7 posted 05-03-2008 01:45 PM

doesn’t a ceiling fan….require a….ceiling ? Looks like you fell into one of those endless projects…LOL

-- JJohn

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#8 posted 05-04-2008 02:34 AM

Very nice deck Mr. M. everything is copasetic, that is perpendicular to the horizon, as the saying goes. Nice looking job. A+. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 05-04-2008 03:01 AM

Love the subtle curve! Are the light posts full size or did you clad them? Love the light fixtures, also.

-- Ron, Bakersfield, CA. Measure twice, cut twice anyway.

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#10 posted 05-04-2008 04:15 AM

Karson, The deck looks great. I love the open look withthe additional seating added. Look forward to seeing the planter boxes as my wife is asking for some so we can keep the deer at bay.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#11 posted 05-05-2008 01:22 AM

Great job Karson.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 05-09-2008 03:35 PM

Looks great! But, why am I not surprised.

Have a great day,

-- Bob Lance, DE

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