Build a simple garden bench. And a contest!

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 05-19-2012 01:16 AM 5429 reads 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To build this bench, you will just need a saw (any kind), a drill, and some screws. I built mine with four 2×4s and six 1×3 boards. Total cost: $30.

But wait! Win Kreg tools too! Post a video entry on YouTube. (Not LJ please!)

Edit: here are lengths of the boards:


-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 05-19-2012 01:55 AM

Another winning video! Keep up the good work man.

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#2 posted 05-19-2012 02:28 AM

Great project Steve. You didn’t say how tall the back legs are. I’d guess about 36”.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#3 posted 05-19-2012 02:40 AM

Nice build Steve. I love a good contest. And that Kreg Klamp Vise looks pretty useful. Maybe I can get a video posted, we’ll see.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#4 posted 05-19-2012 05:29 AM

great video that project now i got to get busy

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#5 posted 05-19-2012 05:44 AM

Nice Kreg jig demo…a person can do a lot with that little sucker!!! also nice little bench, it just goes to show a person can make some nice yard furniture for a couple bucks…pine gets a bad rap sometimes, but as I have visited some antique stores you can see that pine can last for hundreds of years. Nice video Steve.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#6 posted 05-19-2012 01:09 PM

Your door … is a jar.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#7 posted 05-20-2012 05:54 PM

Hello Steve

This is a simple but beautiful bench
The kreg system is very good tool
I like it.

Thanks for the video

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#8 posted 05-20-2012 10:55 PM

Great video Steve. THANKS.

Also thanks for the good tips on the router cabinet video. I used your pocket screw and rabbeting for panels technique for my lathe cabinet project I posted on LJ this week. With the 3/4” birch I had my shop, I was able to build the lathe cabinet for $30. Worked out great!

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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