Building a new deck #8: Finished the second bench

Blog entry by Karson posted 05-03-2008 01:57 AM 7367 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well today I got to working on the second bench.

I assembled it and brought it over to the deck and trimmed up the straight bench and the curved bench so that they fit in the corner of the deck.

I then went and got the trim router with a 1/4” roundover (got to make it kid friendly) and a sander to get rid of the saw marks, saw cuts and roundover where the trim router won’t reach.

I did the edges on both surfaces of the benches and sanded both of them.

Here are the finished benches.

and from the back.

Now she’s asking for a ceiling fan.

Planter boxes next.

-- Retired in Delaware

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posted 05-04-2008 09:17 AM

Awe shucks. You folks are doing a great job! I am jealous in that I didn’t record the creation of my own deck. I’ll stop complaining and get some pics up here too!

Coincidentally, last week I also built a built-in bench for my deck. I love it. It looks like your is standing on its own, right?

I made the top out of 2×6 redwood and my first thought was also to round-over the edge’s more than the factory edges of the boards. I am also looking forward to staining the bench for it to stand out.

-- MRod, Henderson, Colorado

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posted 05-04-2008 02:23 PM

Splendid job Karson.
That’s going to be the focal point of the whole back yard now!


-- I'm still learning

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posted 05-04-2008 03:02 PM

I knew that somewhere I saw this stupid thing…an umbrella ceiling fan! Go check it out! http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_14300000098275LNP?keyword=umbrella+fan&sLevel=0&psid=32933498&sid=KSx20080401x00001

Nice lookin bench Karson!

-- Dadoo!

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posted 05-04-2008 04:04 PM

The deck came out really good Karson I hope you have lots of good times on it with your family, my neighbors had one them fans they were neat we lived right next a river and at night there was always a insect problem and the fan was strong enough to keep the little bugger at bay as long as you stayed close to the table, plus it keep the area cool some times a little to cool being that close to the river.

-- Joey ~~ Sabina, Ohio http://sleepydogwoodworking.wordpress.com/

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posted 05-05-2008 12:47 PM

looks really great karson , i think those lights really highlight ? lol the whole job . great looking deck !

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posted 05-10-2008 01:20 AM

Hey Karson, the benches look great and the curved end blends in well. Dadoo hit on the right sight though, I went their and checked it out. Now thats what ya say ” For the Wife that has Everything”. Keep Mom happy and the world runs smoother. Great Deck your really gonna enjoy it.

-- Your brother in WoodWorking John

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posted 08-07-2008 06:01 PM

Beautifully designed, & well crafted.

It blends right in with the rest of your house.

-- ** Dick, & Barb Cain *************** http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Chipncut

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