Redwood Garden Bench
The classic design of this English bench makes it a beautiful piece to accent your garden or deck. And this bench is as strong as it is attractive.
Any project that sits outdoors has to withstand the elements. This bench is built from redwood, which resists decay. Instead of the usual yellow glue, a plastic resin glue was used to weather as well as (and maybe even better than) the redwood. Rust-proof brass screws fasten down the seat slats and a few other pieces. The finish used on the bench is a shop-mixed combination of spar varnish and a tung oil sealer. This combination offers the penetrating protection of an oil and the slight sheen provided by a varnish. And, with just a few modifications to the bench, you can build a matching Redwood Armchair and put together a set of furniture for your garden.
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What You Get:
- 14 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 60 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Article on building outdoor projects that resist the weather
- Full plans for building a matching chair
- Materials list and cutting diagram
- Retail sources for project hardware
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.