Lin Yao Liao. Bench. February 22nd , 2018.
Benches retained their popularity as fitted seats in window alcoves, but in the 16th century they lost favour as freestanding pieces of furniture when chairs became more widely used. Upholstered versions were also made. Some of the most spectacular benches were made in the Spanish colonies in South America in the 17th century, notably in Cuzco, Peru, where benches bore enormous carved crestings and balustraded backs that were painted and gilded.
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.
Cypress wood contains a natural preservative that is both rot and insect resistant. Cypress is capable of withstanding the elements without a finish of any kind, though a periodic coat of oil will keep the wood looking fresh longer. Like cedar, cypress weathers to a silver gray over time when left unfinished. Cypress is also a very stable wood, with little shrinking or swelling throughout the changing seasons. While cypress is a good choice for outdoor furniture, it may be a little difficult to find due to the scarcity of mature trees.
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