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How to make outdoor seating using old redgum sleepers and besser blocks?

LaurelS
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How to make outdoor seating using old redgum sleepers and besser blocks?

I have seen seating made using timber planks and besser blocks. I think that is what they are called. Cement blocks that are hollow? Any guidance appreciated.

StevieB
Retired Team Member
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Re: I would like to make outdoor seating using old redgum sleepers and besser blocks

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @LaurelS. It's fantastic to have you join us.

 

@sandy_d shared how she made this incredible Besser block outdoor bench, including the materials used.

 

Let us know if you need a hand creating your own and please share what you come up with. We'd love to see your Besser block bench.

 

Stevie

 

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sandy_d
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Re: I would like to make outdoor seating using old redgum sleepers and besser blocks

@LaurelS  I’m more than happy to help if you get stuck or need to know how the blocks sit. 😊  

Re: I would like to make outdoor seating using old redgum sleepers and besser blocks

@sandy_d 

 

I live around 100 km from my nearest Bunnings, so have to be well organised before I get there so I don't forget anything!! How large are the holes in the besser blocks?

MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: I would like to make outdoor seating using old redgum sleepers and besser blocks

Hi @LaurelS,

 

@sandy_d might be able to take a measurement for you. The holes would be at least 100 x 100mm as that's the sized post they've used.

 

Mitchell

 

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sandy_d
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Re: I would like to make outdoor seating using old redgum sleepers and besser blocks

@LaurelS The hole is 135mm by 110mm and the posts I have are 100x100. Let me know if you have any other questions. I’ll keep my phone close by today 😊

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MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: I would like to make outdoor seating using old redgum sleepers and besser blocks

Many thanks, @sandy_d. I trust @LaurelS truly appreciates your support.

 

Mitchell

 

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Re: I would like to make outdoor seating using old redgum sleepers and besser blocks

Thanks Sandy, I wont be doing anything more today. Too hot to go outside unnecessarily. Thank you for your help, though. I will post again as I get more organised

 

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