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Outdoor bench - First project ever

TheCouchman
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Outdoor bench - First project ever

Hey there...

 

I’m new to this site and new to woodworking. I’ve never been a handy person and so I’m as surprised as anyone at my recent interest. I was diagnosed with depression at the start of the year and discovered that doing things around the house are a great therapy for me. My first attempt at anything serious was a bench for out the back.  I’ve kept it simple using a 2.4m treated pine sleeper. I asked the guys at Bunnings to cut 2 x 450mm legs for me and the rest would become the seat.

 

Here’s the result... all that’s needed is a stain and it’s done. There’s some rough bits and thof joins could be better, but it’s stable and I’m really happy with my first effort. Once it’s done it will go out the back near our fire pit. 

 

Looking forward to getting more inspiration here. 

 

Adam9ED35400-0A58-4488-AFA9-8A09020F4F66.jpegThe finished product!

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Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Outdoor bench - First project ever

It looks fantastic Adam (@TheCouchman). Well done! 

 

There's lots of keen woodworkers of all abilities in the community that I'm sure would be happy to assist you as you develop your woodworking skills and knowledge. Please post anytime you need a hand or have something to share. There's also some handy tips here.

 

I'm sure you could relate to @Wayne's fantastic personal story here - https://www.workshop.com.au/t5/Blog/Out-of-the-darkness/ba-p/5243

 

Other keen woodworkers in the community include @AndrewJones - https://www.workshop.com.au/t5/Blog/Handmade-and-built-to-last/ba-p/4650 - and @r23on - https://www.workshop.com.au/t5/Blog/A-lifelong-fascination-with-the-way-things-work/ba-p/19843 and @She_Skills - https://www.workshop.com.au/t5/Blog/Encouraging-more-women-to-D-I-Y/ba-p/1658

 

Looking forward to reading about your upcoming projects and plans.

 

Jason

 

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Allan72
Junior Contributor

Re: Outdoor bench - First project ever

Looks great Adam @TheCouchman!! Don’t worry about the joins. They look good, tight, suit the style of the piece; and as you’ve said - they’re stable!!

Yorky88
Super Contributor

Re: Outdoor bench - First project ever

Well done @TheCouchman looks great. And good on you for Aknowledging and talking about your depression. being hands on is definately great therapy and if you need ideas or just need advice or just want chat then hit me up. Happy to help anytime.

TheCouchman
New Contributor

Re: Outdoor bench - First project ever

Thanks Yorky. I'll definitely keep that in mind.

LouLou
Newbie

Re: Outdoor bench - First project ever

That looks fabulous @TheCouchman!  I think I'll suggest this for my young adult son.  I'd love to have a couple of these outside. 

 

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Outdoor bench - First project ever

Thanks for joining in the discussion and making your first post @LouLou. Great to have you join us! We look forward to reading about your projects and plans.

 

Please feel free to post anytime you need a hand or have something to share. And let me know if you ever need a hand getting the most from the site or have any feedback about how we can make Workshop even more useful to you.

 

Welcome,

 

Jason

 

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ChrisTheTiler
Budding Contributor

Re: Outdoor bench - First project ever

That is great.

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Outdoor bench - First project ever

Thanks for joining the discussion @ChrisTheTiler. I'm sure @TheCouchman appreciates the feedback. 

 

We look forward to reading about your own projects and plans. Feel free to post anytime you need a hand or have something to share. We have loads of experienced members sharing their knowledge and experience. And please let me know if you need any assistance getting the most from this site, or have any feedback about how we can further improve Workshop for you.

 

Welcome to the community.

 

Jason

 

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