Cedar arbor with Bench

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Project by speedingtickets posted 04-19-2012 05:44 PM 2330 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This item was built for a school auction with the idea that it would have good bones and the winning bidder could personalize it with their choice of custom lattice work and finish. Made entirely from cedar lumber I hacked a couple of designs found online, had fun with grid paper, and then hacked some lumber up. I had lots of help to move the monster and lots of positive comments that really made me happy. The winner chose a great design for the lattice work which made for a lot of measurements that my older kiddo was more than happy to provide the math on. In the end the project really challenged me to develop some new skills, acquire some new tools (duh!) and went to a great family.

If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn’t be called research, would it?—Albert Einstein

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#1 posted 04-19-2012 06:23 PM

That is one superb garden bench!

Are those legs 4×4s?

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#2 posted 04-20-2012 03:31 PM

4×4 posts indeed. Picked the 3 straight and one ever so slighly curved out of the 96 available at the big box store. The clear cedar posts are above my pay grade.

thanks for lookin!

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