Outdoor bench

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Project by tntro posted 05-23-2016 05:21 PM 2677 views 9 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These two benches are made of solid mahogany with ebony square in between them and on the plug they almost kind of a Japanese style

-- dale

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#1 posted 05-23-2016 06:44 PM

Really nice design!

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 05-23-2016 08:19 PM

This is a good looking bench.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 05-23-2016 09:43 PM

dale those benches rock man i love your design nad craftsmanship gonna make a nice addition to the garden.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 05-24-2016 03:26 AM

very nicely done. Strong design. I agree that they’ve got a vaguely Asian feel about them (Tori gate-esque?), but it’s not so pronounced that it makes them caricatures of the style (I get tired of things like ‘Shaker’ home entertainment systems, I mean, ‘tis the gift to be simple, ‘tis the gift to be free, ‘tis the gift see, what’s on TV?)

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#5 posted 05-24-2016 12:28 PM

These are great looking benches Dale. You do nice work.

I had just been wondering how to improve on a design I saw yesterday, where the slats were rabbeted into the end caps and screwed in. Eventually the joint gives up and the slats fall off the front edge, leaving the sharp ends of screws hanging out of the end caps.

Your design looks like it might solve that problem… but I’m wondering how you’re joining the seat to the supports?

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#6 posted 05-24-2016 12:28 PM

That’s mahogany? Looks so light in color.

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#7 posted 05-24-2016 02:15 PM

Usually outdoor benches are simple and relatively boring to look at. This is quite the opposite.
Very attractive and inviting.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#8 posted 05-24-2016 04:58 PM

Nicely done. Congratulations…

-- --- Happy Howie

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#9 posted 05-24-2016 05:20 PM

You made ordinary project extraordinary. Beautiful and definately not boring bench design.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 05-27-2016 01:34 AM

Thank you all for your comments sorry it took me so long to respond back it has been a hectic week I’m hoping to maybe come up with some other style benches just a little bit different maybe a green and green Style

-- dale

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#11 posted 06-02-2016 07:10 PM

I love the design. Beautiful benches. I also love the sign in the background.

-- Dave Peura

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