Leopold Modified Bench

Leopold Modified Bench

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I once visited a place called Tyrone Mills, Ontario, Canada. This is a traditional water-powered mill, built in 1846. It serves as a historical attraction. The mill has been operated over the last 170 years as a grist mill, flour mill, lumber mill, apple cider producer, bakery, and rural community centre. It continues to preserve its traditional roots through continual use of its water power in lumber manufacturing and flour production. There is an active vintage wood shop upstairs. I asked about the unique benches in front of the building. Was told they're called Leopold benches and where made from wood cut at the mill. Did some research and found a lot of designs for this bench. Having need for a new bench and not having a tree to cut down, I scoured the local construction sites for scrap wood. Most of the designs didn't fit my choice of lumber, so I made my own design in Sketchup. Here is the bench, ready for a good outdoor stain and sealer.
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