|Forum topic by cbMerlin||posted 1571 days ago||8299 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
1571 days ago
I was luckily enough to be driving by a Graters (Ice Cream Shop – with almost a cult like following) as they were discarding several park benches they used for outdoor seating. I got 3 of them. The wood was in pretty bad shape but my wife has mentioned she would like a park bench outside so I figured I could just replace the wood in the frame. The frames are some sort of very heavy metal, almost no rust, did I say very heavy! Two side frames to mount the wood onto and a back insert frame of sorts.
My question is what type wood I should use; hold up the best, look the best, ect. Oh yea, and with the least maintenance. I’ve thought about 5/4 treated board to match my deck but I’m not sure.
Also, I’m only going to be using one of the frames so I have two up for grabs. If anyone in the Pickerington/Columbus Ohio area is interested, I’d love to give them to a fellow LJ. Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll try to get a picture of the frames posted here if you’d like to see them.
-- Sawdust looks better in the garage than cars, explain that to your wife!