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Moonsafari69

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Here's a garden bench seat I finished off a couple of days ago. Made from some amazing pieces of Cedar and finished with Osmo UV Protection oil. Mortice and Tenon joinery. Really happy with the finished product.
Width - 190cm
Seat Height - 48cm
Seat Depth - 40cm
Arm Height - 66cm
Back Height - 88cm

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That is really nice! I like the proportions, solid looking.

The woods and the finish are excellent indeed.

What glue did you use? And how long are you expecting the finish to hold up outdoors?

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sammy.se":6mzxia9h said:
That is really nice! I like the proportions, solid looking.

The woods and the finish are excellent indeed.

What glue did you use? And how long are you expecting the finish to hold up outdoors?

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Thank you! I used Titebond III so should be ok for general weather. We have other cedar pieces in the garden that have lasted well given a sand and re-coat of finish oil every summer. Will likely move this seat into the garage over winter.
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Very fancy, too fancy for an outdoor bench, I'd put it in my living room :D
 

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Talking of glue; I wanted to build up 4 x 4s for table legs, using cedar. I used the new Cascamite, but discovered that the cedar didn't like it and it just pulled apart. I degreased' the timber with meths, but that wasn't entirely successful. So I reverted to exterior grade Evo-stick Resin W.

Maybe the Cascamite was past its best mind, but I think I'd stick with PVA (NPI!) for cedar.

A nice bench indeed, although I would have to make it smaller. Cedar isn't a heavy timber, but as it will be around for some years Moon, you might find it a bit of a lump as time goes by! I certainly couldn't shift that now! :lol:

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Benchwayze":2addccph said:
Talking of glue; I wanted to build up 4 x 4s for table legs, using cedar. I used the new Cascamite, but discovered that the cedar didn't like it and it just pulled apart. I degreased' the timber with meths, but that wasn't entirely successful. So I reverted to exterior grade Evo-stick Resin W.

Maybe the Cascamite was past its best mind, but I think I'd stick with PVA (NPI!) for cedar.

A nice bench indeed, although I would have to make it smaller. Cedar isn't a heavy timber, but as it will be around for some years Moon, you might find it a bit of a lump as time goes by! I certainly couldn't shift that now! :lol:

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Thanks John. Fortunately I have already secured any relocating services from my wife. Strong as bull :)
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Sounds like my good lady used to be. She made 500 concrete garden blocks when I was working away , for me to lay at the weekend when I got home. That was in the 80s and they're still there straight and true as ever. Where would we be without a good lady!

John (hammer)
 
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