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Project by chrisirving posted 04-04-2017 10:42 AM 2739 views 12 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a garden bench that is made from cedar 2×4’s and live edge white oak for the legs. The slab is biscuit joined and glued, the legs are from a tree from our yard that has been down for a while. The legs are attached with 1/2” dowels, I’ll see how that holds up and how dry the Oak actually is
It’s all finished with linseed oil
Thanks for looking!





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oldrivers

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#1 posted 04-04-2017 11:32 AM

Pretty bench, the Cedar looks great and is very durable if the moisture don’t affect the glue it should last many a year. Job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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chrisirving

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#2 posted 04-04-2017 12:54 PM

I used titebond 3 and biscuit joined it, so we shall see!

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#3 posted 04-04-2017 01:26 PM

that is just plain gorgeous,i love your design.id put on a coat of oil a couple time a year and it should last many years.hopefully you can maintain the beauty of the cedar.welcome to lumber jocks.

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

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#4 posted 04-04-2017 01:34 PM

Beautiful design.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#5 posted 04-04-2017 01:36 PM

Lovely

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 04-04-2017 02:06 PM

Very attractive.
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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#7 posted 04-04-2017 02:23 PM

This garden bench is so beautiful and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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woodshaver Tony C

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#8 posted 04-04-2017 02:50 PM

Really nice looking garden bench! Should last for years to come. Love your design. I hope the titebond 3 holds up for you over the years.
pottz has a good suggestion about oiling it now and then.

I built a garden gate using pressure treated wood over 4 years ago and used Gorilla glue in the mortise and tendons. It’s holding up well…. no separation at all.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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FLBert

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#9 posted 04-04-2017 02:54 PM

Great looking bench. Love the design.

-- Bert, Lake City, FL

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#10 posted 04-04-2017 02:56 PM

First class bench in beautiful surroundings. The beveled edges really look nice.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#11 posted 04-04-2017 02:57 PM

very nice

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ravensrock

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#12 posted 04-04-2017 04:31 PM

Great job!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#13 posted 04-04-2017 04:35 PM

Great design!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#14 posted 04-04-2017 05:42 PM

Beautiful!

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#15 posted 04-04-2017 06:06 PM

Very nice work.

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