"Cultivate the Garden Within" Bench

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Project by Canexican posted 12-11-2008 04:27 PM 2705 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This garden bench/gate were made entirely from a old redwood deck that a friend wanted to tear apart and haul to the landfill. My wife wanted a gate to her garden that she spends time in when she is not spending time with our daughters. I have access to a CNC to router in the words “Cultivate the Garden Within” in the top support.

She was not very proud of me when I pulled up to the house with a couple old broken decks on a flat bed trailer, but this was not the first time I have done this. The last time an old yellow 52 International Tuck that followed me home.

Regardless to say that she really was impressed with what you can make out of what looks like firewood, and really enjoys sitting out by the garden in the shade.

Finish used on this bench is good old mother nature.

We can’t wait untill the corn is ready to eat, and the green chile is ready to roast…

Have a Wonderful Summer,
Canexican and Family


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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 12-11-2008 05:00 PM

Cool hurry over and post it on GardenTenders! I think the lettering is a great touch.

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 12-11-2008 05:13 PM

This is a wonderful way to recycle used lumber. It really makes a nice entrance into your garden and, like Dennis, I think the lettering adds a unique element to the project.

Nice job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 12-11-2008 05:19 PM

That is really great. How did you do the lettering?

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#4 posted 12-11-2008 06:09 PM

For the lettering I was fortunate to have access to a CNC router, it makes lettering a breeze.


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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 07-14-2009 07:38 PM

A very inviting way to sit, & watch your garden grow.

Things don’t grow that fast were we live.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 07-23-2009 11:43 PM

My! My! My! you make me cry ! I sit on a block in my garden, Wow I never saw that combo before. Great a bench gate ,so cool . Is there a cooler for a cold one . lol

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#8 posted 06-26-2011 09:28 PM

Excellent construction! And all around …

-- Silviu, Romania,

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