Parfitt Brothers of New York

I was looking for Parfitt images on Flickr today and found a wikipedia article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parfitt_Brothers

What surprised me is how they did what I wanted to do. They designed a block of artist’s housing in a major city. Those of you that know me well, know that when I lived in New York City, I wanted to do this. I have always played around with ideas of an artist colony. I think it would be a great thing to create. What an interesting coincidence. And no, I am not related to these Parfitts which I find odd. You think the great, gran of a Massachusetts architect who’s folks came from England would be kin to another English architect with the same last name. But no. We are not kin. 🙁

Wooden Garden Bench Plans

I have been looking at Pinterest for some interesting garden bench plans for the back of the garden. We have a beautiful view of the mountains and I would like to put some benches up there. Also on the to do list is to move the porch swing to the back garden as well, but it needs a stand. 

I like the simple bench plan I found on littlehouseinthesuburbs.com. They recommend adding cross bracing if you will be moving the bench often.
This bench calls for:
4 -4×4 post legs 13″ long
2- 2×4 supports 19″ long
3 1/2 heavy duty exterior screws
5 – 2×4 seat boards each 47″ long
The finished bench is 16″

Another plan I looked at is – https://www.construct101.com/slatted-garden-bench-plans/

And yet another plan I looked at was – https://www.familyhandyman.com/woodworking/projects/simple-timber-bench/view-all/

The swing arbor I found was at woodworkcity.com

But I prefer this one – Swing Support Frame Which links to http://www.buildeazy.com/newserve/swing_seat_support_dec07_1.html