Lin Yao Liao. Bench. February 07th , 2018.
Teak has all of the attributes one could wish for in a wood used for outdoor furnishings. It resists decay, repels water, doesn’t shrink or swell, ages well, and is incredibly strong. Teak’s secret lies in its tight grain and natural oils. Teak oil is all that is necessary to maintain the wood’s beautiful golden luster. Once plagued by sustainability issues, due to the misinformation that old growth teak was the most desirable, most teak furniture in the western world now comes from carefully managed plantations. The superiority of teak wood for creating outdoor furniture is reflected in its high price tag.
Using slats that are the same size aids in replacement and labor costs. Bench seating, for example, can be more economical by using as few as two different slats in one bench. Slat replacement can be made easier by the way it is attached to the bench structure and tradeoffs may need to be considered between ease of replacement and frequency of replacement. For example, a rod through a contour bench requires more time to be replaced than using bolts directly to the bench structure. However, the rod attachment is stronger and so it does not have to be replaced as often as using bolts.
For those of you who are interested in building your own outdoor furniture, this is a must to try. Having a bench will allow for greater seating in your yard, and you can tell everyone that you made it. Here is a quick way build a wood bench. As long as you have basic knowledge of how to use tools (power or hand tools) you will be fine. These five parts, with simple steps, will guide from getting the tools and materials you will need to building the wood bench. Always be aware of where your hands are around a saw to prevent injury.
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