Pine Bench Made of Reclaimed Wood & Scrap Metal

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Project by envirosponsible posted 02-08-2008 01:40 AM 4267 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this bench out of pine that was being used as a shelf and some pieces of scrap metal I found in the garbage. I rubbed some mineral oil into it for the finish. Now it’s used daily in my store.

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-- making environmentally responsible living attainable

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#1 posted 02-08-2008 01:41 AM

Pretty nice.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 02-08-2008 01:57 AM

Again a nice project and excellent re-use of materials.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 02-08-2008 10:58 AM

Good use of old materials – it looks sturdy enough. Just curious, I’ve noticed that this is the second project that you’ve posted that had Mineral Oil for the finish. Any particular reason, or is it just your finish of choice?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 02-08-2008 12:29 PM

re-used. awesome.
bench – cool.
and it’s used every day? can’t beat that!! Perfect

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 02-08-2008 02:44 PM

Hello Chad;
—-great use of pine, great use of metal and great finish with the mineral oil….!

I have also just come from your website and have spent some time looking at the video you have there. What you are doing is ‘creating new life for used building products’. I will return and check out your online inventory some more, when I have some more time.

Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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#6 posted 02-08-2008 05:50 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments everyone. I’ve got a lot to learn on my quest to save usable wood and items from the dump or burning. This should prove to be a great resource for me. I’m really glad I stumbled upon it. I look forward to making new friends and mentors.

I use mineral oil on most of my projects because I have some on hand and it’s non-toxic. Ideally, I’d like to use a bees wax and mineral oil mix, and I will once I have time to make some up.

-- making environmentally responsible living attainable

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