Two Seat Garden Bench

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Project by steveosshop posted 06-23-2008 04:42 PM 20951 views 8 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a garden bench that was built for a lady I work with. She had seen the design before and after searching I was able to get the plans and build this for her. Its relatively simple, using only stud grade 2×4’s and some white pine pieces. I finished it with some light oak colored outdoor finish.

-- Steve-o

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#1 posted 06-23-2008 04:45 PM

Great bench!!!

I really like the curved seats.


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Greg Wurst

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#2 posted 06-23-2008 05:03 PM

How did you get the 2×4 chair back side to angle like that? I’ve probably seen lumber that bent at the big box stores, but I was thinking a cut-down 2×8 or something. I might have to find the plans for that, although just be looking at it I have a good idea of how to build it.

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#3 posted 06-23-2008 06:34 PM

Thats a nice bench.

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#4 posted 06-23-2008 07:05 PM

Very nice. Looks like a great adition for any garden.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#5 posted 06-23-2008 09:04 PM

very cool…i like the dimension of the lumber…it looks solid…it must have been very reasonable price wise using this lumber…

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#6 posted 06-23-2008 09:24 PM

Very nice, love the style. Built to last!

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#7 posted 06-23-2008 10:12 PM

Really sweet outdoor project. You will have to make one of these for yourself, that was too good to let go!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#8 posted 06-23-2008 10:16 PM

That would be ideal for the wife and me – only with the middle bit a little higher. Nice job that looks as though it wil give many years of service.

-- Stanley generally struggling

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#9 posted 06-23-2008 11:12 PM

Greg, your right on the back leg supports. They are cut out on a bandsaw from a 2×8. The 2×8 are also used for the ends of the armrest to give it the curves.

-- Steve-o

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#10 posted 06-23-2008 11:18 PM

welcome to lumberjocks STEVE

Great posting and job well done project

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#11 posted 06-24-2008 02:54 AM

Pretty neat benches combo. Looks inviting.

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#12 posted 06-24-2008 03:51 AM

Nice looking garden furniture. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#13 posted 06-24-2008 04:05 AM

is it wrong to ask ya where you found the plans?? I had a site with the plans for a bench like this and cannot find the plans or the site now …. looks great

-- Hrolfr

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#14 posted 06-24-2008 06:18 AM

Try Two seater with table plan. Not exact, but close.

-- He who hesitates is lost...

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#15 posted 07-07-2008 09:52 AM

Beautiful bench. Must be comfortable. Thanks for shearing.

-- Jiri

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