There is nothing like having the right bench at the right place. It can provide a cozy place in a comfortable setting in your back yard or side yard. You might feel that a table and bench set with awning is just the thing for back yard setting or pool area. It might even be a simple design for an easy project that will meet a need in the right location.
Most of us would welcome a backdoor bench to help in removing shoes and boots. Of course, a number of us really want a woodworking workbench for our projects and tools. I found all of these bench projects in the set of plans provided by Teds Woodworking. We will go over a few of these here.
Red cedar is the perfect wood for this woodwork bench plans for a table and four benches. Add your favorite umbrella and you are set for a relaxing time in the back yard or your personal location. Depending on your locale and taste, you may prefer to work the project in redwood, teak or cypress. The choice is yours.
This set of plans provides twenty (20) color photographs of cutting, glueing, clamping, routering and finishing the table bench set. A detail list of materials and an easy-to-understand blowout diagram are included to help provide guidance in location and assembly.
The key points that stood out for me was the simple beauty and realistic functionality of this set. If you want to build a table and bench set, then this one should be high on you list for consideration.
This photo provides some insight into how additional plantings nearby can enhance the already comfortable feeling with this style woodwork bench.
This project is suitable for the non-expert, since it just takes basic woodworking tools, like a circular saw, a saber saw, an electric drill, a hammer and a nail set. You will have to rip a few boards to smaller dimensions, but you can have the lumberyard do it for you, if you are not comfortable with a table saw.
This project would lend itself to the use of a clear sealer on all of the surfaces. Once that is done you are ready for a relaxing view from your arbor bench.
You can use a handheld jigsaw to round the edges. Cut your tenon and mortises, along with notches in several locations and you can see that you will have a sturdy bench. So it comes down to cut, glue and assemble. Stain as you desire.
Once you view the plans, you may get ideas of your own on how this bench can be used. It could be considered one of the small woodworking projects that nets big results.
It is a basic design that lends itself to meeting the needs of most people. It is great for the home handyman since it provides plenty of work space, a large shelf, and a perforated peg-board backing for hanging tools. This design includes a 3/4 inch wafer-board covered with a 1/4 inch hard-board. It is an 8 foot long woodworking workbench and you can make it any length to fit your work space.
This is a nice design to fit into most garages.
I hope this discussion has given you a view of the interesting and helpful materials on workbenches that are available in Teds Woodworking. Take a look and see if you agree.
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