Dad's Bench PLAN, Outdoor bench, Wood Bench, Aldo Leopold Bench, Park Bench Cabin Lake Bench. Plan. Not the physical Bench.


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Made in Willow River, Minnesota

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Dad's Bench is a bench that my Dad and I did together. We set out to create a bench that was comfortable, easy to look at, and very functional. The goal was to make a bench that would fit 2 to 3 adults. This Bench meets the bill.

The basis of Dad's Bench was taken from the Aldo Leopold style of bench, it ease of construction, and its eye appeal. The thing that we found lacking was the narrowness of the seat. I know I would not want to spend much time parked in that bench. So Dad and I upped the dimensions a little. The seat is a generous 18 inches in depth, set a a very comfortable height, with a sturdy back. The Bench is also quite heavy, making it sturdy enough to handle all the different activities that happen out at the lake.

I am very comfortable in saying that this is a bench that will last for many many years. Something that will be used for generations to come. Here in Northern MN I can get the materials for this bench for about $35.00 using Green Treated Pine. So the bench is pretty easy on the wallet, easy to make, and a pleasure to sit in.

If you decide to purchase this plan, and you have a problem with understanding what I have put in there, give me an email, and together we can figure out the issue. My email is listed on this page.

The plans will be emailed to the email address on the Paypal account. Sorry, No paper copies are can print your own if needed.

The plans are detailed and step by step. I write my plans so that all people with a little bit of wood experience can understand them.

Happy Building


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    Can’t wait to build these with my dad for my upcoming wedding. Thank you!
    May 8, 2018 by Karen Galliers
    Easy to read plans well written and totally doable!
    Sep 5, 2017 by dstg125
    This is such a unique piece. I love the creativity in it. I'm in the process of building "Dad's Bench" with my own father now.
    May 20, 2012 by A fellow maker

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