Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Bench that Hubby Built

DH recently built this bench from some salvaged wood from the neighbor children's play structure tear down. The plans call it a 3-hour bench, but DH calls it a 1 year 17 hour bench. He effectively kept misplacing the plans for about a year and then since we were using salvaged wood, we had to adapted the plans to the wood we had.

The plans allow for adjusting the slant of the seat and the back before finishing it. So of course we had to have a nice evening sit to decide how we liked it. I've come up with a foot stool plan too, but for now we use the log as a foot stool/table.

I'm very pleased to have this one in the garden and have several more places around the property I'd like a nice wood bench. Those chairs up on the hill will only last so long. I can see us making more, but DH is still in denial about it. Now where did those plans go....?

10 comments:

Melanie Rimmer said...

What a lovely bench. I'd be proud to have something like that in my garden.

Carol said...

Looks like a wonderful place to just and relax a bit after working in the garden!

A wildlife gardener said...

Just perfect after a hard day's work in the garden...or to sit and read the papers with a morning coffee :)

RUTH said...

Well done DH...even if it took a while to make how wonderful to be sitting on your own creation! May you have many enjoyable hours sitting on it.Rx

Gentle Palm's gardener, Portia, said...

Lovely site. So glad you came to visit mine. So fun to meet new gardeners.....

mrsnesbitt said...

How resourceful, so nice to see something get a new life!

Becky~ said...

Oh that bench is so nice! give your hubby a big (((Hug)))!

Paula said...

Wonderful spot!! Looks really good there. (PS - your photo from yesterday should end up on a card!)
Paula

Connie said...

Very nice....it goes perfectly in your garden space!

meresy_g said...

great bench! and how aewsome that you were able to recycle building materials. Your garden looks great. I am jealous of the monarda in the background.