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Restored Garden Bench

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Project by heldercruz100 posted 02-03-2017 11:37 AM 502 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finnaly I had time to take care of my grandfather’s bench.
This bench has been siting in my porch for about 20 years, a leg was eaten by wood worms and some cracks were starting to apear.
I made a buterfly joint on the cracks and use some joinery to attach a new leg of a harder wood. On the end I give it 3 coats of mahogany vanish to give that almost orange color, I think it turned out mint and its gonna last for at least another 20 years

Short version video of the restoration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuYPKwb0ln4

-- Helder Cruz





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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 02-03-2017 11:43 AM

Looks good … great repair job!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Scott Oldre

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#2 posted 02-03-2017 01:27 PM

Love it. Don’t throw wood away, make it better and make it last. I think you did an awesome job.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#3 posted 02-03-2017 02:59 PM

looks great

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 02-03-2017 10:12 PM

This is a beautiful restoration. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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