Restored Bench

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Project by NormAjr posted 10-30-2011 04:39 PM 1682 views 5 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this bench in awful condition across the street ready to be thrown away. I decided to give it a new lease on life and brought it to my shop. I took apart the old rotted seat slats, detached the rusted hardware and had the side cast iron pieces sand blasted. While they were being sand blasted I picked up some white oak because of its resistance to the outdoor elements. I cut them to the sizes and had them waiting with a red oak stain and three coats of urethane. When I got the sides back I used purple power to seal the pieces and sprayed an epoxy on them to prevent future rust. I then sprayed the final cover with a gloss black to allow the red oak stain on the seat slats to pop.

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#1 posted 10-30-2011 04:52 PM

Great job on that bench.
It looks good as new and should last a good, long time.

You are going to have to produce some awful high caliber work, consistently, to justify using that name and avatar picture!
My guess is that Norm was the inspiration for most of us to get our start.
I know he was my inspiration.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#2 posted 10-30-2011 06:14 PM

Nice work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 11-02-2011 03:15 PM

Looks great. Love the black paint on the cast sides.

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