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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

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COOL… Very NICE! Thank you.
 

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

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Hey, Great project.

It came out real good.

Lee
 

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very well done , rick .

the transformation is beautiful !

excellent .
 

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

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

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

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

Great Job, thanks for sharing!!
 

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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
 

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

Thanks for sharing Rick.
 

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As Cher said, very elegant.

Beautiful transformation.

Lew
 

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nice work
 

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

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Very nice job. I really like the stained pine with the black finish.
 

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Wow! what an improvement. Everything you did was spot on. You really turned it into a great piece of furniture. Well done.
 

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Quite the transformation, Schloemoe!

I like your new take on the subject.
 

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Nicely done, looks good in the hallway!
 

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Wow what a great makeover. I would not have even thought of that.
 
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