Park Bench

A doll-house scale park bench roughly based on a common style of bench in New York City’s Central Park. There are two leg widths, and two bench widths in this set. The bench slat widths are 100mm and 170mm, allowing for a wide or compact bench. The legs are provided in 4mm width and 7mm width.

Scaling

If you take a standard Central Park bench height as 80cm, or 800mm, tall, a 12:1 scaling would give you a miniature bench 66.7mm tall – this would mean printing at approximately 70%  of this model scale.

Printing

All of the pieces are provided as individual STLs. You will need to print:

  • 2 legs
  • 7 slats

The two legs can easily be printed together, even in a small print volume, by rotating one leg 180° and nesting the legs close together.

I’ve tested the print with the legs sliced with 0.06mm layers and slats sliced with 0.20mm layers.

Assembly

Depending on your layer size when slicing, the slats will fit more or less snug to the legs. A small bit of glue between each leg and slat should be sufficient. Getting everything aligned and glued takes a bit of trial-and-error, but I recommend attaching two or three bench (not back) slats to one leg, and letting them dry for a few minutes. Once those slats are dried, attach them to the other leg to stabilize and balance the whole miniature. Then procede slat by slat to complete the model.

  • Source: Central Park Bench
  • Maker: patricknevindwyer
  • Models: All Files
  • License: Creative Commons – Attribution – Share Alike
  • Materials:
    • Tianse Copper PLA 1.75mm
    • Inland Light Brown PLA 1.75mm
  • Print Date: 2018/02/20-21
  • Final Size
    • 170mm bench slats: 95mm tall x 63mm deep x 170mm
    • 100mm bench slats: 95mm tall x 63mm deep x 100mm wide
  • Print Time:
    • 4mm Leg x2: 3 hours 40 minutes
    • 170mm slat x7: 2 hours 33 minutes
  • Estimated Print Time:
    • 4mm Leg x2: 3 hours 36 minutes
    • 170mm slat x7: 2 hours 32 minutes
  • Estimated Filament:
    • 4mm Leg x2: 2.6 meters
    • 170mm slat x7: 6.3 meters
  • Slicer: Cura 3
  • Slicer Settings:
    • 0.06mm layers (legs)
    • 0.15mm layers (slats)
    • 20% infill
    • no supports

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