Bench for the Summer

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Project by Mike posted 02-09-2011 08:06 PM 1826 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just completed this bench for my porch area. I am going to either poly it or paint it.

-- look Ma! I still got all eleven of my fingers! - -

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#2 posted 02-10-2011 03:03 AM

I love it! Do you have the plans for it? My wife wants the very same thing!

-- - Tell me what you want done, OR how to do it. Never both!!!! Jerry, New Bloomfield, PA

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#3 posted 02-10-2011 04:22 AM

I like the looks of your bench. Do you have plans available for it? I would be interested in building it for my 5th grade students in our reading corner of our classroom.

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#4 posted 02-10-2011 05:12 AM

Looks good, Mike!!

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#5 posted 02-10-2011 03:03 PM

Thank you everyone for the nice words. The bench plans can be found in a fantastic book called “The Complete Book of Woodworking” Published by the Landauer Corp for about $20 – $30. This is one of the only woodworking books that I have seen were the plans have been checked and re-checked for GD & T. The final bench was just .25” different in width that what was on the plans, and that was due to me changing the design a little. I did increase the back slats to 22” tall since I am 6’ tall. I also changed the back pattern due to how I was building it. I do not recommend the Jigsaw for this project, but the use of a bandsaw. You can work with a jigsaw, I just don’t think your control will be as good for some of the curves.

At about midnight, I determined what was missing off this bench, so I am going to use water slide decals to place some trivia questions and fun facts onto the bench. I will then spray the bench with poly to finish it off.

ISBN 10: 1-890621-36-6
ISBN 13: 978-1-890621-36-0

-- look Ma! I still got all eleven of my fingers! - -

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#6 posted 02-10-2011 03:11 PM

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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