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Build an hexagonal cedar bench

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A comfy bench built around a tree in the centre of the garden is the best way to enjoy a natural shade.

All made from cedar, the bench is 70" in diameter and 36" in height. This project is for do-it-yourselfers experienced in using cutting tools. That’s because each part has to be cut at a different angle, and each angle is calculated very precisely. Once the parts have been cut, the bench is easy to assemble.

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Tools and materials required

tools

  • Table saw or sliding mitre saw
  • Pencil
  • Screwdriver-drill (electric or cordless)
  • Measuring tape

 

MATerials

  • 12 pieces 2" x 4" x 96"
  • 12 boards 1" x 6" x 96"
  • 2 ½" treated-wood screws
  • 3" treated-wood screws

Before Assembly

eLeVATION

Elevation hexagonal cedar bench

Cedar wood

Cedar is a naturally weather-resistant wood and so does not need to be specially treated or painted. But there’s nothing to prevent you from staining it to go with the decor – this will not detract from its beauty.

 










 

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Build an hexagonal cedar bench