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Cob Benches

The Dufferin Park Benches


Most of the benches are built with a sand-clay-straw mix known as “cob” or “monolithic adobe”, and plastered with lime plaster or earthen plaster.


< This bench in Dufferin Grove Park is made of earth bags and cob.

Maintenance 2008

In Spring we see the result of the long and quite snowy winter. The benches next to the wading pool are covered with earthen plaster and one was protected by linseed oil.

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The new bench is finished

About Cob

Cob is a building material made by mixing clay, sand, and straw by foot, and forming it by hand into walls. The word "cob" is an Old English word and means "lump" or "loaf"...


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