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post #1 of 8 Old 05-20-2020, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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New project: Patio bench !

Hi guys, hope you're safe during this lockdown.

I'd like to share with you my recently finished work, this bench was built with scrap (hard) wood from a roof structure.
It took a lot of work to prepare the wood pieces and bring them to a visually attractive situation.
The wood was very old and was exposed to several years of sunlight and rain, since it was stored outdoors.

There are 5 different types of wood in it, which I don't know exactly what they are, but I could notice the differences when building

Hope you like it !!

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One more picture showing the joints

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very nicely done !!
that is a very attractive bench and since it is already weathered
and cured wood, it should last you many more years.
we all want to know: what kind of finish did you put on it ??

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very nicely done !!

that is a very attractive bench and since it is already weathered

and cured wood, it should last you many more years.

we all want to know: what kind of finish did you put on it ??



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I used an oil based varnish, intended to be exposed to weather, here in Brazil it is called "maritime" ... Don't know how you guys name it.



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Great job. Love the various colors of the wood s involved.
In the US, we refer to that type finish as a marine grade varnish. There are several American manufacturers that are real popular and some imported from other countries. In most cases, they recommend 8 coats if the project will be in direct sunlight

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Excellent piece. I would be proud to have that on my patio.


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Very nice. Looks like all wood construction (no metal hardware).

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Very nice. Looks like all wood construction (no metal hardware).
Yeap, all wood and glue. No metal

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