Restored park bench

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Project by JohnSzwarc posted 08-02-2017 01:31 AM 577 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This bench belongs to a friend. It was his mothers and she passed away some years ago. The bench was on his back porch and the wood had rotted. So I helped him restore it. He seandblasted the cast iron legs and painted with automotive paint. I had some oak barn wood which was used to make the new wooden slats with. The defects in the wood were left as they were for a more rustic look. Some stain and a poly finish gave it a weathered yet maintained look. It was a fitting tribute to my friends mother. He seemed very pleased with the finished product.

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#1 posted 08-02-2017 11:38 AM

Real nice restoration!!


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#2 posted 08-02-2017 02:40 PM

A job well done. Should be good for another lifetime.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 08-02-2017 03:33 PM

You did a nice job restoring this bench.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 08-02-2017 08:05 PM

Very nicely done!
I have one that needs a restoration too. Maybe this will spur me into action!

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#5 posted 08-03-2017 01:58 AM

Nicely done. I have the exact same bench that i restored.

-- I measured once, cut twice, and its still too short...

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