Need very simple outdoor bench plan...

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Old 08-22-03, 11:48 AM
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Need very simple outdoor bench plan...

I recently bought 7 wonderful acres on a small river in Minnesota. My wife and I have cleared brush to open up some nice views...and want to build a few benches to sit on in 3 or 4 locations. Just some green treated wood and a few bolts is what I have in mind.

I don't know much about projects like this...and would love it if someone could send me a plan or describe an idea they have.

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MarkT
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Old 08-22-03, 07:22 PM
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Here are some ideas.

http://www.plansnowinprint.com/gnbench.html

http://www.ubild.com/projects-outdoor/917.htm

http://www.ubild.com/projects-outdoor/878.htm

http://www.woodzone.com/Merchant2/me...tegory_Code=OF

http://www.growinglifestyle.com/article/s0/a186586.html

http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Atrium...doorbench.html

http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/greenacres/.../wo27bench.htm

http://doityourself.com/wood/mendocinobench.htm

What I have, I cannot find plans for. Two 2x6 about 30 inches long for the seat, 2 2x4 to run along and beneath the seat sitting in notches cut into 2 2x8 on ends as the legs. About 24 inches tall. Pressure treated but painted for appearance. If you are interested, I will take a photograph tomorrow and measure it for you. Otherwise, just take a shot at dimensions. It isn't rocket science.

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 08-25-03, 08:05 PM
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Chris: Would love the pics you mentioned!

Hi Chris...

Thanks so much for the response. The Leopold bench fits what I was thinking about very well. The one you described sounds good also...and if you could send me a pic...I think I can figure it out from your description.


Soon, they'll be decorating our woods!

Best regards,
MarkT
 
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Old 08-26-03, 03:54 PM
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Here is the bench that I made:

http://www.ac5r.org/bench/bench.html

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 08-28-03, 08:51 AM
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Can't open pics

Hi Chris..

Thanks for the response. However, while I can open your file, and read what you wrote about caulking etc., the pictures don't show up for some reason.

I have no idea if it's my computer, or the web site?

Thanks for the effort.

Mark
 
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Old 08-28-03, 10:43 AM
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I don't understand. Try it again. The webserver is fine, sitting right there on the desk. The images are *.jpg, so any browser should work.
 
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Old 08-29-03, 08:35 AM
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chfite,

Check the properties for the image links. They appear to be links to a file and not a proper URL.

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Old 08-29-03, 07:52 PM
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The URL is good. I found a coding error in the html to point to the pictures. It should work now.

http://www.ac5r.org/bench/bench.html
 
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Old 09-02-03, 08:50 AM
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Thanks again Chris...

I can open the pictures...and really appreciate you sending them.

I believe I can build benches like it from the pics and your description.

Best regards,
MarkT
 
 

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