Modern Park Bench - Son & Daughter In-law Christmas Gift

Submitted by mballway on Fri, 12/25/2020 - 14:13

A first for me in many years, over 40+. Not really since basic wood shop projects in Middle School. Anyway, my son (and daughter in-law, but she doesn't know) had asked for a backyard patio bench for Christmas this year (2020) so what could go wrong. Anyway, the plans are straight forward in this design. He saw the picture of a stained version on YouTube and said that would be perfect. The project took me three late afternoons/evenings as my day job took priority. After making all the cuts and beginning assembly I could really see this coming together nicely once the four legs were attached. Between wood fill and sanding I asked what finish they preferred and was told he would finish that part. So I sanded the exterior on it and glad for having him finish the coatings as I was just finished it that point on Christmas Eve Day. The red bow is also first for me.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
< $100.00
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

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