The plans are great. This went together really fast. I am cheating a little here, it is not quite complete; I need to add the side blocks on top and my wife would like a another panel added to the front at work height level, just for looks. But the overall look won't be changed. I struggled some with finishing (I usually do). A couple spots have runs I didn't see. One will be covered by the front panel I'll add,but another needs sanding.
Just for fun I added a picture of the bench 3 years later. Its held up well to a lot of use and a lot of sitting out in the elements.
Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
General Finishes Cedar Exterior 450 Water based stain. I was going to add a spar varnish to extend the life. I decided against that because while it likely would extend the life, I would have to strip it to re-stain. After a couple years, I can simply re-stain without stripping if I don't varnish.
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