Restored antique park bench

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Project by Scott posted 09-30-2015 08:41 PM 3242 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I rescued the wrought iron from the scrap metal pile at the farm. They were very rusted, and the wood slats were missing. I used steel brushes to get the rust off, then applied Penetrol which is a rust converter. The patina is beautiful so I didn’t paint the metal, but a clear finish would be appropriate. The wood slats were cut from some old one inch rough cut oak, which I didn’t bother to plane to give it a more antique look.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#1 posted 10-01-2015 01:27 AM

Nice save and very nice work!

Junk Pile and salvage both! GREAT!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 10-01-2015 03:40 PM

Good you!
This should last another 100 years!

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#3 posted 10-03-2015 11:32 PM

very nice. I have two of the almost, if not exactly benches. I am doing the same thing. I am using select cypress.
I am not finished mine yet.
Original wood was red oak. finishing in 100 percent tung oil. I will cover them with canvas covers when not in use.
thanks for posting.

Ellery Becnel

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