Simple Outdoor Bench

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Project by Bhorst posted 06-05-2013 04:11 PM 4357 views 8 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My wife and I dug out a nice new fire pit in our backyard using rocks we already had, so now we needed a place to sit. I found plans for a simple bench online (link below) that mostly did the trick. It’s not too bad for my first project in quite a while, but I definitely rushed and have some improvements I’d make if I make another.

The angles listed in the instructions were fairly accurate although I had to do a little tweaking to get them quite right, but that may be related to me making mistakes in the cuts. The entire project took a little over two hours, but I think I could do it more quickly on a second time through, and the finished product is very sturdy.

I’ll also need to add some finish to the bench at some point, but since I haven’t decided what I want to use and don’t know what finish would best protect this, I’m considering this my ‘finished product’ for now.

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#1 posted 06-06-2013 06:09 AM

nice little project for your back yard…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#2 posted 06-06-2013 08:08 AM

Well done, should serve you well.

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

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#3 posted 06-10-2013 01:34 PM

Looks good and well made. I’m sure it will last long outdoors. Great job!

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