Simple garden bench – Finishing

Simple garden bench - Finishing

As the bench was going outside I knew it would need some protection from the elements. The metal brackets that supported the legs were given a coat of Hammerite. The top of the bench was sanded and then cleaned with

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Simple garden bench

Simple garden bench

The last couple of weekends the family teamed up to help renovate my Mother in law’s garden. It was a big garden and had got overgrown as it was too much for her to maintain. After a general tidy, we

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A study in plywood, Obelisk #3

A study in plywood, Obelisk #3

In the Summer of 2014, I was sorting some wood in the shed and noticed the lovely grain on some of the offcuts of plywood. One piece was a strange obelisk like shape and was not large enough to make

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Trailer Modification

Trailer Modification

“All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up.”― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan Likewise, all toys will eventually become too small or too childish for their owner. A few years ago, I purchased a wooden

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Making a Concrete Planter

Making a Concrete Planter

After the bathroom was repaired we have a selection of hardiebacker concrete board pieces left over. Not wanting to chuck these away but also not really having space for them I decided to make a planter out of them. The

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Potting Bench – Part 5

Potting Bench - Part 5

I quizzed the chaps from the BlokeyShed forums for their tips on cleaning up old wood and their advice ranged from “don’t bother, it’s only a potting bench” to “a wire brush in a drill”. I decided on a point

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Potting Bench – Part 4

Potting Bench - Part 4

I’d planned to attach the legs to the top frame before putting on the top as it would give me more visibility but I found there were too many pieces to juggle at once. So instead I cut two more

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Potting Bench – Part 3

Potting Bench - Part 3

The next part of the bench to build was the top. The back of the top was made from a scaffold plank, the ends were going rotten but I managed to cut a nice section from the middle 1m long.

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