Wooden/Iron Bench Refurbish

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Project by Bullgoose posted 08-07-2009 12:00 AM 2138 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a rehab project. We had an oak and iron bench that we bought from Sam’s several years ago. I knew nothing about protecting wood (and, frankly didn’t care much) so over time, the bench became dilapidated.

I decided to dismantle it, replace the oak with cedar (to match other outdoor accouterments that I had built), refurbish the iron, then salvage as much of the original oak as I could. This is the result!

The first two pictures are of the rebuilt/refurbished bench; the third of the “old” bench and the last two of the “old’ oak and the salvaged oak. Obviously, the forth picture was taken during the process.

-- When I die I want to go like my grandfather did...peaceful, in his sleep...not screaming like the passengers in his car.

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#1 posted 08-07-2009 12:10 AM

Fantastic work, well done.

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - -

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#2 posted 08-07-2009 12:17 AM

Nice work! I have some similar outdoor furniture I am about to tackle. Hope the results are as nice as yours!

-- EGO postulo , EGO venalicium , EGO incidere. I measured, I marked, I cut. Latin instructions for firewood.

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#3 posted 08-07-2009 01:53 AM

What a difference! Great job!

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#4 posted 08-07-2009 06:10 AM


Love the project. I did the same thing over the winter! Gotta love making something new out of something old! Great job and that is one good looking bench!


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#5 posted 08-07-2009 06:13 AM

Wow this turned out fantastic great job

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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