Lutyen's garden bemch

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Project by Doug posted 07-16-2014 10:17 PM 1552 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I always wanted to try my hand at this Lutyen’s bench ever since I first show it decades ago on the New Yankee Workshop. I finally found an article printed in Fine Woodworking about this bench. There were a few dimensions given , enough to understand the proportions. Having no plans , just being to cheap to buy any I went with the photos I had and using ratios I was able to make a reasonably close rendition of this design. I did not use teak as Norm had in his, again way to expensive, so I used cedar and the little cypress I had left over. I used pressure treated yellow pine for the legs as they were actually in contact with the ground. I. Finished it with a cabot white stain. Water based.
This was a joint challenge as I used mortise and tenon, biscuit and dowel joints where they could be best utilized and fabricated. A total fun project for me. I felt like I accomplished something to cross off my bucket list. So try something challenging for yourself!

-- Doug, Long Island, Winterwood

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#1 posted 07-16-2014 10:59 PM

It’s a lovely piece, and a wonderful addition to the decor in your backyard. Enjoy the fruits of your labor!

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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#2 posted 07-16-2014 11:53 PM

Great looking Lutyen’s bench! And I gotta say, your backyard looks pretty nice as well. I’d be spending all day out there by the pool on that bench!

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

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#3 posted 07-17-2014 02:49 AM

This is a Great looking Lutyen’s bench! on my bucket list I have had the plans since the 80 or 90’s Sheeese! The Lord willing I will get I soon. I hope it turns out as well as yours you did a Great job congrats.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#4 posted 07-17-2014 02:08 PM

nice looking

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#5 posted 07-17-2014 02:12 PM

I love the symmetrical design. It’s a beautiful bench.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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