Folding bench

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Project by dblply2 posted 01-02-2016 08:38 PM 2358 views 18 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a couple of these as Christmas presents this year. They were well received and I enjoyed making them. My wife now wants a pair of them for our home… I am finding this to be a common theme when I build things for others… :)

This bench is particularly nice in that it folds nearly flat for storage. And since it is made of cedar, it is very light and easy to pick up and move around. I was pleasantly surprised at the weight it took; two full (or larger) sized adults, no problem.

Plans came from Woodsmith.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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#1 posted 01-02-2016 11:45 PM

very nice my friend great idea for people that want a bench when they want a need to post more, lj’s needs people like you thanks for sharing.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 01-02-2016 11:55 PM

Looks like a cool build. I can’t seem to find the plans on Woodsmith. Any key words that might help? I tried folding bench, bench and a few others with no luck.

Thanks, Mike.

-- Mike, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!

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#3 posted 01-03-2016 12:17 AM

Thanks pottz. I appreciate the compliment. I do need to post more of my projects. Maybe in the next few weeks, I’ll see what I can do. :)

And it was in Vol. 23 No. 136 listed as a “Fold-Up Garden Bench”

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#4 posted 01-03-2016 02:44 AM

Looks more comfortable than most with the curved seating area. nice build

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 01-03-2016 10:15 AM

great folding bench

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 01-03-2016 01:45 PM

Great looking bench, like the folding action.

-- Trying, but lots to learn.....

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#7 posted 01-03-2016 02:44 PM

works and looks great

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#8 posted 01-03-2016 11:06 PM

Looking good!
Nice work.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#9 posted 01-08-2016 05:06 AM

The bench that has been offered at looks inspired from this idea. I wanted to try benches than of single deep seating.

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