Repurposed Bench

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Project by Pointer posted 06-23-2021 01:42 AM 572 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My elderly neighbor and his wife gave me an old bed frame that they had. He mentioned that it was very squeaky and it was an embarrassment when his grandchildren would visit. I didn’t ask.

He thought the wood was too good to just toss out so he gave the frame to me. He thought that I could use the wood on different projects in the future. I decided to make this bench. All of the wood in the bench was once part of the bed frame.

I then offered to give it back to him if he and his wife wanted it. They were thrilled to get it. Just to be clear, it no longer squeaks.

-- Joe - I am not entirely worthless, I can always serve as a bad example.

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#1 posted 06-23-2021 02:04 AM

I’m assuming your workmanship and not the items purpose is responsible for eliminating the squeak.

Nice work and use of repurposed wood.

-- Dan, TN

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#2 posted 06-23-2021 02:18 AM

nice looking bench from wood that would have gone to the dump.and it made their day when they can sit on it and think about all the good time laying on it-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 06-23-2021 05:41 AM

Your a good neighbour sir!
Both discreet and handy.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#4 posted 06-23-2021 09:51 AM

Very nice concept, execution, and result

-- Still so much to learn!

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#5 posted 06-23-2021 12:01 PM

Too funny! Got my day started with a laugh. The bench looks great. Your neighbor was correct – the wood was too good to toss out. Very decent of you to return it to them in a re-purposed form. Nice work…

-- Tim in Tucson

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