Antique bench

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Project by Carey Mitchell posted 01-08-2014 03:41 AM 1412 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Picked this bench up in an antique shop several years ago – assumed it was oak underneath multiple coats of paint; intended it for the covered deck. Got it for about $80. When I got all the coats of paint off, it turned out to be beautiful mahogany. Required a lot of cleaning up the metal parts with sandblaster. Then sprayed 3 coats of lacquer mixed 1/2 satin, 1/2 semi-gloss. Photo of finished bench with sleepy grandson….......

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#1 posted 01-08-2014 04:33 AM

Beautiful job of restoration, very attractive piece.

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#2 posted 01-08-2014 04:34 AM

Wow that’s a really nice bench you did a very fine job of restoring it.

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#3 posted 01-08-2014 12:18 PM

Jackpot! Would love to see more pics . . . all sides.

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#4 posted 01-08-2014 01:44 PM

Very nice find. Good job at restoration. Are you going to upholster it yourself?

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#5 posted 01-08-2014 01:57 PM

very nice restoration.

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#6 posted 01-08-2014 05:40 PM

Amazing find and restoration! I’m always on the look out for great items like that. Thanks for sharing!

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#7 posted 01-13-2014 03:19 PM

Great find, it’s an elegant piece and you did excellent job on restoring it.

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