Garden Benches

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Project by MikeDe posted 09-24-2018 08:46 PM 681 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I rebuilt couple of garden benches. They where

in real bad shape when I got them, all the cast

iron was rusted,(Sandblasting took that), the wood was rotted and most

of the nuts and bolts where missing.

I used white oak on the first one that I built

and my wood supply guy talked me into using

sassafras on the second one.

I found a place on the internet that I bought

all the brass and stainless fasteners that I needed

and paid less than buying galvanized from the big box stores

You can see that they are on a cement patio and no rust

from the legs from moving them around because I glued

a 1/2 thick white oak shoe under each leg.

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#1 posted 09-24-2018 10:16 PM

Very Nice Work & Well Done Mike!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#2 posted 09-24-2018 10:55 PM

Nice rebuild! I redid one a bit ago and they are a fun project. I wish I had access to a sand blaster, my way was much tougher.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 09-25-2018 12:36 PM

Very nice restoration. they should last a lifetime. I built a bench recently and I put some 1/4” thick plastic under the legs to keep the water from wicking up into they wood when the cement was wet. it is good to think of protecting the legs like you did!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 09-25-2018 04:00 PM

Classic design…nice piece!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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