Restored Bench

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Project by NormAjr posted 998 days ago 1100 views 4 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 998 days ago

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.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#2 posted 998 days ago

Nice work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 995 days ago

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

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