5212 Pulaski Ave.
Philadelphia, Pa. 19144
Philadelphia Furniture Workshop

Outdoor Furniture Workshop Course

In this course we are building an outdoor bench. While all exterior furniture has a somewhat limited useful life due to the elements, we can extend that life by careful attention to detail.

Shown at right is the bottom of the leg. It is heavily chamfered and it is coated with two coats of epoxy glue. The reason for this is that end grain tends to wick water; the waterproof epoxy prevents this.

This bench is designed so that water should not pool in any recess. 

Period garden bench

Arm detail

Back splat detail