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My parents had this old bench out back of [their] shed rotting away. I like it and decided to fix it up for them. I used cherry I picked up from a local sawmill. I even saved the old placard. This was a fun simple project.
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#1 posted 01-05-2014 08:39 AM
What a great refurbish of the old bench..
-- Larry in Hawaii,
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#2 posted 01-05-2014 11:30 AM
Fine looking restoration. That cast iron will last for ages.
-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.
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#3 posted 01-05-2014 01:46 PM
I love seeing old yard benches restored instead of heading to the landfill. Great job, looks beautiful!
-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".
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#4 posted 01-05-2014 02:17 PM
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#5 posted 01-05-2014 03:30 PM
Nice save! I have a very similar bench sitting in my garage that I have been wanting to restore. thanks for the motivation!
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#6 posted 01-05-2014 04:02 PM
It’s a very nice job of restoration. Congratulations.
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#7 posted 01-05-2014 04:33 PM
I’ve done a few of these and they always seem to make me feel better – I guess it’s the thought of saving something…...
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#8 posted 01-05-2014 10:22 PM
What was wrong with it? Teasing, I too enjoy preserving vs destroying. Nicely done.
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#9 posted 01-06-2014 12:29 AM
Great save on the old bench. You did a wonderful job. Love the cherry. Welcome to LJ’s
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#10 posted 01-06-2014 02:45 AM
This is an outdoor bench, right? what kind of finish did you put on the cherry to withstand the elements? I have an almost identical bench that I plan on tackling in the coming weeks, and I’m not sure how to protect it.
-- Adam, Rochester NY
#11 posted 01-06-2014 02:56 AM
Thanks everyone! It is a good feeling seeing the state of it now compared to how it was.
Murch. I was impressed with the state of the cast iron. I did learn not to throw it. I threw one of the back plates on the ground, just being lazy, and I heard a loud pop. It cracked a bit. oops.
Adam. I only used an indoor oil based poly. It will be under a pavilion. Maybe I should coat it again with an outdoor rated poly.
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