Hardscapes:seating,walls,edgers forum: Welcome to the seating forum!

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Imagedana
Feb 2, 2010 1:40 PM CST
Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
Here is the hardscapes forum
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Imageangele
Feb 5, 2010 10:59 AM CST
Name: Angele (zone7b/8a)
Elephant Butte, NM
Yeah! I'm a Charley's girl!
ooohh I've thought about a very simple bench ^_^
Imagedana
Feb 6, 2010 11:36 PM CST
Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
ive had some thoughts on benches. they have molds for them but i thought i might make a rectangle box for a form, put a piece of re-bar in it an then pour the concrete. then do the legs in a similar way. id mosaic the top of course lol .. i have to get some projects going on here
Learn and share ideas about how to make concrete garden art and hardscapes at Diy concrete art and hardscapes cubit. Also visit trash to treasure/mosaic with unusual objectsfor more garden art ideas.
ImageCrista
Jun 28, 2010 4:13 PM CST
Name: Crista Abel
Gilbert, Arizona
My husband made a bench or banco (bahn-coe in Spanish) for the outdoor kitchen he built. He used concrete block for the exterior wall (there's a block wall that it's built against), then filled the inside with broken blocks and broken concrete, then poured concrete on top of that. Won't ever be moving it! He layed saltillo tile for the sitting on part of the bench. This picture shows him stuccoing - the final step before painting!

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Crista
JuneBug
Jun 29, 2010 4:19 PM CST
Name: June or Nancy☺
Dover AFB, Delaware
Lovey dubby I love that bench!
Imagesunfarm
Jun 29, 2010 6:50 PM CST
Name: Sally
East Central Kentucky
Very nice project, Crista!
Several years ago (when I had access to the forms) I made a picnic table using bench forms. I blocked off one side of the bench top mold which had tapered sides so that it made one side straight and flat, then cast two of them and doweled them with rebar. The legs for the table were bench leg forms stacked end to end to give the extra height. Sorry I don;t have pictures to share as they are long gone. Hope this gets someone to thinking about this possibility.
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ImageCrista
Jun 29, 2010 11:02 PM CST
Name: Crista Abel
Gilbert, Arizona
That sounds like a terrific picnic table, Sally!
Crista

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