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mozar

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What do you think of this bench?
« on: August 16, 2018, 04:27:25 PM »
Hello,
I want a solution for my patio that is pretty big but I don't want to cover it in furniture.
Here is a picnic table that turns into a bench.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007XGX31W/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?smid=A2Q8IPVIVBJ5I0&psc=1
What do you think? Do you think I can find something better/ more clever?

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Re: What do you think of this bench?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2018, 06:53:20 AM »
This second suggestion from NV looks a bit sturdier.
It is hard to tell from the pics.
But, maybe the reviews can help.

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Re: What do you think of this bench?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2018, 02:11:54 PM »
I like the color on this one better.  I'm thinking it may not absorb so much heat in the summer sun.

https://www.amazon.com/Lifetime-60253-Convertible-Bench-Harbor/dp/B00556W6UQ/ref=sr_1_4?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1534472917&sr=1-4&keywords=Lifetime%2Bbench%2Btable&th=1

Lifetime in my experience makes good products.

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Re: What do you think of this bench?
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2018, 05:40:56 PM »
Very nice! Thanks all! I knew someone would have a better idea than me.


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Re: What do you think of this bench?
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2018, 02:28:29 PM »
If you are handy and have access to tools, you can build a much nicer one yourself for a lot less money. The one you posted does not seem very sturdy.

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Re: What do you think of this bench?
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2018, 02:58:49 PM »
Assuming you want to build one, this one is $53. It requires you buy/cut/stain the 2x4's, but would still probably be less than $100. And you get to stain it whichever color you so desire. I'd probably spray paint the resin as well.

Has excellent reviews and fakespot gives them an A.

PS. check the individual reviews for the pics if interested. Some of them did some pretty interesting stuff.

https://www.amazon.com/Hopkins-90110ONLMI-2x4basics-Flip-BenchTable/dp/B0015XGCN0/ref=pd_sbs_86_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0015XGCN0&pd_rd_r=5e45b926-a4ba-11e8-8ca5-3701795e9eab&pd_rd_w=x9sQ8&pd_rd_wg=Y4G32&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=ebf3f80b-3878-4fb9-8381-bbec92f92693&pf_rd_r=ABF9VZA9155AX24J2648&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=ABF9VZA9155AX24J2648
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Re: What do you think of this bench?
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2018, 07:49:32 PM »
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If you are handy and have access to tools, you can build a much nicer one yourself for a lot less money. The one you posted does not seem very sturdy.
I'm handy but I don't have a lot of space. If you have any links though I could look at it.

Re: the flip bench, I actually prefer one that that turns into a 4 seater.

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Re: What do you think of this bench?
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2018, 04:20:18 AM »
I bought a sturdy and cheap bench like that, at a Germen shop Bauhaus.
We painted it, so that it will tolerate more rain weather.