Aluminum Bench

aluminum park bench made of torsion box composite sandwich panelsOne of our favorite projects to discover the full potential of the latest discovery of torsion box composite plywood honeycomb panels from Sing Core is the aluminum bench.

The Sing Sandwich Panels are available from your local lumber yard or Lowe’s Home Improvement Center in one-inch thickness. It is so easy to work with. You can use it just like any ordinary plywood. no special tools are needed and your end product with lightweight, yet stronger than steel and weather resistant.

Simply cut and glue together any number of layers that you need to obtain the thickness that satisfies the needs of your project.

how to make aluminum bench from torsion box composite plywood honeycomb panels upright viewIn this case, we are bonding 3 layers together with normal carpenter glue to manufacture our bench.

First, create the underlying structure of the bench using your resulting wood-glue-bonded structure.

Then cover the exposed areas with .062 aluminum. This makes this lightweight bench nearly impossible to fail in any extreme weather condition.

how to make aluminum bench from torsion box composite plywood honeycomb panels adding aluminum and footingNext up, you add plastic footings (shoes) to the bench to forever protect the bottom of the bench.

Congratulations.

You have built the most amazing metal bench that will withstand the test of time.

How strong is it?

So strong, in fact, that lining up a whole gaggle of students standing on your bench causes zero deflection.

high strength test of aluminum bench made of torsion box composite sandwich panel

How lightweight is it?

how to make aluminum bench from torsion box composite plywood honeycomb panels lightweight completed demonstrationTake a look at this one-man-carry of your lightweight aluminum bench just for an idea of exactly how lightweight it is – and it’s portable. Throw it in the back of your truck and take it anywhere.

Looks so good.

Your aluminum bench will look magnificent for centuries in your favorite park setting.

 

 

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