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Project by schloemoe posted 07-31-2010 07:21 PM 1631 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my wife brought home this bench (see in pic#1) she got at a yard sale and ask me if I could do anything to help it.The 1st. thing I did was to take it apart and sand down to bare wood where possible. The seat on the orig. was only 14” off the ground.I cut off the tops of all 4 posts and attached them to the bottoms of each post. The 2 front post’s where in 2 parts so I cut off the bottom 3” of the top portion and attached it to the bottom portion I then attached a ball knob to the top of all 4 post.The overall widthe of the bench was 22” so I cut it down to 16” inches which fits just right in our entry way.I changed the seat from a pad to solid pine and stained it with cherry stain .I then painted it with semigloss black paint. See pic #6…....Thanks for looking…...................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#1 posted 07-31-2010 07:24 PM

COOL… Very NICE! Thank you.

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#2 posted 07-31-2010 07:25 PM

This came out great Rick cool idea. Great save. Hopefully the boss likes it too.


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#3 posted 07-31-2010 07:29 PM

Hey, Great project.

It came out real good.


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#4 posted 07-31-2010 07:31 PM

very well done , rick .

the transformation is beautiful !

excellent .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 07-31-2010 07:34 PM

Nice save. I’m glad my wife doesn’t read this web site or she would be out doing garage sales as we speak!

-- Joe

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#6 posted 07-31-2010 07:34 PM

Yes I agree. The transformation is excellent.


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#7 posted 07-31-2010 07:34 PM

I love to see old furniture given a new life, Nice going, good job.

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#8 posted 07-31-2010 07:48 PM

Excellent job, I really like the finish product!!!

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#9 posted 07-31-2010 07:56 PM

What a nice piece of furniture that you have created out of something old and abused!!

Great Job, thanks for sharing!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#10 posted 07-31-2010 08:17 PM

Actually the entire thing was part of a bunk bed set the back is actually the head board and the sides are the foot board. I have no idea why they left the post that long it just made it look silly as far as I was concerned…...........Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#11 posted 07-31-2010 08:45 PM

Well done Rick. I like the dark colour, looks very elegant.

Thanks for sharing Rick.

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#12 posted 07-31-2010 09:34 PM

As Cher said, very elegant.

Beautiful transformation.


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#13 posted 07-31-2010 10:15 PM

Thats a beautiful transformation!

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#14 posted 07-31-2010 10:40 PM

nice work

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#15 posted 07-31-2010 11:53 PM

Great job people don’t do enough restoring furniture, looks real good.

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