Bench Reborn

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Project by Pallirondack posted 02-10-2013 07:50 PM 1404 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An old bench had been left to die a slow death, but I rescued it. My son and I removed all the old wood, he polished the brass bolts, we cut oak slats from a recycled pallet to match the size and sanded everything down, drilled the holes and rebuilt the bench.

My twins had to try it out as soon as it was done. The main picture and the last picture show it with the Thompson’s water seal applied. A great little project that created some father/son time.

EDIT** I added one more picture, showing the bench after a second coat of stain and completely finished. Now I’m looking for more bench legs to refurbish. ;-)

-- David, Spring Hill, FL -- making projects from recycled pallets

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 02-10-2013 09:01 PM

Nice reclamation job. Happy customers.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 02-11-2013 12:33 AM

Nice job! Im always on the lookout for those cast iron legs…

-- Rob, Dallas TX

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#3 posted 02-12-2013 03:29 PM

Great rescue on that bench. Turned out beautiful and created great memories for father and children.

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#4 posted 02-16-2013 11:22 AM

Thank you everyone for the comments.

-- David, Spring Hill, FL -- making projects from recycled pallets

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