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Garden benches

Postby davidheim1 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:37 am

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I had some time to kill today while I waited for a mechanic to fix the power steering on my car. So I took a model I did a few years ago, of a garden bench, and bashed it to create these quarter-circle benches. The back legs and back slats are holdovers from the old model; the rest is new.
Enjoy.
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Re: Garden benches

Postby tuna1957 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:13 am

Sweet :thumb: . Now bend them the other way and you can put them around the big tree in the yard !
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Re: Garden benches

Postby pilou » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:16 am

Relaxing...with some cushions! :fro:
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Re: Garden benches

Postby HornOxx » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:04 am

:thumb: :) if I had the right garden with some nice framing bushes in the back I would order theese benches, together with Pilou´s cushions - Prima!
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Re: Garden benches

Postby Dave R » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:07 pm

Nice way to spend an hour or two. Good job.
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Re: Garden benches

Postby davidheim1 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:09 pm

Thanks, everyone. As for Tuna's suggestion to bend the benches the other way, Weatherend beat me to it years ago. One of the company's signature pieces is a 4-section curved bench.
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Re: Garden benches

Postby CJRyan » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:00 am

I love these!

Question, if you were to build them, would you laminate or steam bend? Or would you opt for the bandsaw route?

I'm just curious, as laminating would be easier, but I've had spotty results with doing it for outside applications.

But very nicely done.

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Re: Garden benches

Postby davidheim1 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:57 am

CJ,
If I were to build these pieces, I think I'd opt for the bandsaw route. That would certainly work for the seat slats, front and rear stringers, and the armrests on the Weatherend piece. However, for the crest rail on my benches, I might have to laminate a blank. Same goes for the circular piece at the top of the Weatherend back. There are commercial adhesives that will work for outdoor applications; I've never used them, though.
Hope this helps.
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