Two new garden benches

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Project by DaleMaley posted 05-17-2015 12:30 AM 1736 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Back in 20016, I made my sister 2 garden benches for her huge flower garden.

But, I made them from regular pine, instead of pressure-treated wood.

After 9 years of outdoor service in Central Illinois, they finally started to rot away.

I made her 2 new benches of pressure-treated….....that will hopefully last longer than me on planet Earth :)

I used galvanized steel brackets set in concrete, to support the 4 legs… keep the bench from being blown over with the stiff winds we have.

We will let them dry outdoors for a few weeks, then paint them white using Zinssers white paint.

If you interested in my trials & tribulations of making these benches, see my woodworking web site.

-- Dale, Illinois,

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#1 posted 05-17-2015 12:46 AM

I’m sure that pretty young lady is going to love her new garden bench….great job on that

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 05-17-2015 01:10 AM


She has many people come to these garden benches to have their pictures taken in the colorful flower garden scene.

-- Dale, Illinois,

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#3 posted 05-17-2015 05:27 PM

Wonderful job! Looks so inviting.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#4 posted 05-17-2015 05:36 PM

Good job. I like the benches.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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