Outdoor Bench

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Project by BoerneDude posted 01-25-2013 04:08 PM 1781 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this bench a couple of years ago for my youngest daughter and her family. They asked if I could build a bench that looks like the one in the last posted pic. This was the first bench I had ever attempted but it came out ok. It is built using treated pine 2×8 and 6×6.

-- "My 6 grandkids call me Dude"

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#1 posted 01-25-2013 04:18 PM

Really nice looking bench. I think you did a great job duplicating the original. Is it an angled back?

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#2 posted 01-25-2013 04:36 PM

Very cool bench and one adorable granddaughter.


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#3 posted 01-25-2013 05:33 PM

Thanks, yes the back is tapered from the bottom of the back slats to the top. Cutting the taper was the most difficult part with the tools that I had at that time. I cheated and used wood filler to cover the screws. Bought a set of countersink bits shortly after I completed this one swearing that I would not cheapen the look of another project with filler.

-- "My 6 grandkids call me Dude"

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#4 posted 01-25-2013 09:29 PM

awesome bench!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 01-25-2013 09:54 PM

Cool bench! Looks very sturdy and comfy. Great job!


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#6 posted 01-26-2013 12:19 PM

Nice build, great looking bench. Looks like the little client is happy with it, another satisfied customer.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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