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    A couple garden benches that I built

    I saw a picture on FB of a very nice horse themed garden bench. It had a link to free plans so I downloaded them. I have a friend in NC that is dealing with pretty much the same condition I am, but hers is much worse. She is in a wheel chair and non-verbal. She loves horses and they are in the process of building a new bathroom suite with a 5x5 roll in shower for her. I found out that they were looking for a bench for in there so it will make it easier for her while dressing. This sounded perfect, so I got to work.

    I made the prototype out of PT because it's cheaper. It came out beautiful, so I made another one out of Cedar. It came out even better! Here's a shot of both.

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    Now I just have to find an economical way to ship it the 650 miles to them. I built it so that it breaks down into 4 smaller pieces. It only weighs 50lb. so it shouldn't be too bad.
    "The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten"

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    That's great John, well done!
    A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. -Henry David Thoreau
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    Love the Cedar one I'm sure she loves it, I have MS an in a wheelchair most of the time an a 5 x 5 shower is what she needs mine is 5 x 10 an its great
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    Great job, John. I'm sure the bench will be very appreciated.
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    Way to go, John. A gift that will be very appreciated

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    Great benches John, very thoughtful and useful gift
    I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

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    Beautiful job on the benches John and great gesture.
    Darren

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    Well done John, fantastic gesture on your part. Hope it all arrives in good shape.
    How about posting a link to the plans. Its a cool bench.

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    Thank you all for the kind words.

    Rob, I actually got the plans from Jay Caughron's site.

    http://jayscustomcreations.com/downloads/free-plans/
    "The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten"

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    Very nice John. I really like those.
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