Outdoor Project Every Garden Needs A Garden Bench A Place To Rest While Absorbing The Beauty Of Nature A Handmade Wooden Bench Will Not Only Enhance Your Garden Sitting Experience But Serve To Grace The Garden Area Itself I Was Able To Make This Bench Out Of A Single Board Of Yellow Birch As I Have Access To Old Growth Lumber Cut 165 Years Ago It S An Awesome Experience To Be Able To Work With Such Large Pieces Of Such Beautiful Old Growth Wood
Outdoor project every garden needs a garden bench a place to rest while absorbing the beauty of nature a handmade wooden bench will not only enhance your garden sitting experience but serve to grace the garden area itself i was able to make this bench out of a single board of yellow birch as i have access to old growth lumber cut 165 years ago it s an awesome experience to be able to work with such large pieces of such beautiful old growth wood is bookmark about Magazine bookmarked by terrance with ID 11336237213 was uploaded on 30-01-2019 and has been viewed 295,469 times.
Garden Bench Winding Sticks Photos courtesy of Lee Valley; Illustrations by Mike Del Rizzo To make this bench out of a single board you'll need rough 8/4 stock about 18" wide and 8' long.If you don't have large enough stock you can easily laminate smaller pieces together.
While you can use almost any wood: teak, mahogany, redwood and western red cedar are all good choices.Prepare the Board• Begin by milling your board.I used a straight edge and a circular saw to cut off one of the 'live' edges of this board.
I then set the fence on the table saw, and with a ripping blade I trimmed off the other live edge leaving me with a straight edged plank to work with.• Flatten and true the board.My piece was far too large for my jointer.
While I flattened the board with hand planes and winding sticks, you could also do this with a sled for the planer, or using a carriage and router set-up.First I flattened one face of the board and then trued it up in the planer using light passes.
You want to end up with a flat board that measures 1 ½" thick, with two clean...