cedar bench

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Project by Timber58 posted 03-14-2012 06:00 AM 2081 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a real pleasure to build, maybe because I had plans to follow, i’m usually “winging it”. The plans are in the latest Family Handyman magazine and its an easy weekend build.

-- I have so many projects on the go, guess I'm not a "finish" carpenter!

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#1 posted 03-14-2012 10:12 AM

nice bench but looks like its a little cold out! is it comfortable with the contoured seat?

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#2 posted 03-14-2012 12:22 PM

Is there a finish on it?

-- Michiganmark, I dream in wood......I'll blame it on my grandfather

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#3 posted 03-14-2012 01:48 PM

Sometimes a Bench like that, and a quiet spot for reflection, is all it takes to get one outside even on a bright sunny day in the winter.

Very nice, Enjoy.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#4 posted 03-14-2012 02:58 PM

Great looking bench!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 03-14-2012 04:30 PM

Great project – very nicely built!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 03-14-2012 05:03 PM

Thanks everyone. I thought the contours might be a bit extreme, but yes its very comfy. I used tung oil for a finish. Now if only old man winter would let go of us..

-- I have so many projects on the go, guess I'm not a "finish" carpenter!

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#7 posted 03-14-2012 09:14 PM

Beautiful bench! It’s 75 degrees here in East Tennessee this afternoon. I’ve quit working at 5pm and I’ve got a cold one in hand and I’m headed outside to sit under my trees on my bench and enjoy the afternoon.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#8 posted 03-15-2012 12:19 AM

Looks great. Looks very similar to some I recently made, except I didn’t have that angled support in front. I’m sure it’s very comfortable!

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#9 posted 03-15-2012 02:34 PM

Great bench. My family has camping property with a central fire pit area. A couple benches like this would be a nice fit for enjoying the evening campfire.

-- _Moose_ Hooper, UT

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#10 posted 03-15-2012 02:56 PM

Nice looking bench you did a good job. Can’t help but wonder how durable tung oil is especially for out door use.


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#11 posted 03-15-2012 03:54 PM

Your absolutely right Jim, probably not the best choice, but I really like the way tung oil brings out the color in cedar and leaves it feeling natural. I might need some help, I’m like that little old lady for the Franks Red Hot commercial.. I put that @#$% on everything! It will be under cover in foul weather and the winter months so that will help… time will tell. Always look forward to your comments, thanks for looking.

-- I have so many projects on the go, guess I'm not a "finish" carpenter!

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#12 posted 03-17-2012 12:36 AM

Te conotures and curves set it apart. The cedar will silver nicely.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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