Image from page 446 of "American homes and gardens" (1905)
Title: American homes and gardens
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
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f gar-den furniture, and are made of various materials—limestone, marble, concrete and wood being principally used. Garden Motto bench Of these the last is the most desirable, as it is low in price,artistic, and wooden garden seats can be home made. Ifpretty rustic effects are desired, cedar or locust, with thebark left on, can be used to advantage, and cypress is alsomost satisfactory. For these, odd bits can be used and if the designs arecarefully worked out by persons having artistic ideas, theresults are very gratifying. Pretty seats can be made ofslabs or strips of wood which are arranged on frames, andwhen painted will last for years. There are many different styles in garden seats, some be-ing mere chairs which will accommodate one person only,while others are longer with a circular effect. A third typehas a double seat which will seat four people. For comfort,all these should have high backs and low seats. Many in-teresting and attractive garden seats are shown in the shops.
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Garden furniture constructed on strong and durable lines but artistic in effect 262 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS July. i9J3
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