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Project by NH_Hermit posted 05-22-2012 09:42 PM 1484 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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These are two benches left here when we bought the property, as they had rotted wood and several coats of paint on the iron work. Since I have an aversion to throwing anything that might prove useful (much to my wife’s chagrin), I decided to make these part of my last winter projects. I stripped all the coats of paint then finished the iron work with Rustoleum primer and flat black enamel. The wood is common red oak finished with teak oil.

-- John from Hampstead

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#1 posted 05-22-2012 10:11 PM

Nice restoration! And an beautifull garden!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#2 posted 05-22-2012 10:46 PM

very nice john …from horse shoe…:) how are you liking things there…a bit milder then where you came from huh…easier on the ole bones…lol…...good to hear from you, where is the next piece of furniture, ya know…some mortise and tenons…or are you fishing..and maybe golfing…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 05-23-2012 10:57 AM

Thanks Tokolois. The compliment on garden belongs to Veronika. You should see her veggie and flower gardens for this year.

Hi Grizz! Yeah, life is a little easier down here. Fishing – yes, golf – never. My new goal is to watch my snow blower rust from disuse.

-- John from Hampstead

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#4 posted 05-24-2012 09:38 PM

Great job on the restoration work John. I had one of these for a few years and finally threw it away. I did feel pretty guilty about it, but the Navy cured me of rust removal desires. Kudos for not being lazy like myself.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 06-26-2012 04:54 AM

Another nice project, John. And what a beautiful setting you have them sitting in. Looks like you and I had the same winter project, check out my restoration I did.

-- Harold

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