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Forum topic by gthomson posted 06-09-2019 12:56 AM 543 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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gthomson

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06-09-2019 12:56 AM

I have an old bench seat left from previous owners when I bought the house a dozen years ago.
I’ve asked a few others recently – all said just to throw it in the trash bin and buy a new one from the big box store if needed.
I think the wood is too old and wasn’t protected for too long, so it doesn’t make sense to try to keep it in the picture.
I’m thinking sandblast the sides and back and paint them.
And then re-do the wood in either cedar or teak.

What would you do with this?
It has zero sentimental value for me.

-- Techie by trade, tinkerer at heart


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#1 posted 06-09-2019 02:57 AM

yes – good plan. out with the old, in with the new (wood).
photos would put everyone on the same page for responses.

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#2 posted 06-09-2019 03:28 AM

Sorry – I forgot to attach the pic – should be on this one.
The thought was to sandblast the metal and re-paint, and then do new wood of some type.

-- Techie by trade, tinkerer at heart

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#3 posted 06-09-2019 11:44 AM

absolutely save it – it has great potential.
do it up nice with all exterior materials and if you don’t want
to keep it for your house, you can always sell it.

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#4 posted 06-09-2019 12:17 PM

I”d be hard pressed not to revitalize it, good cast pieces are a shame to not re use, would be a great project to keep one outta the honey do sight. if you get my drift
Rj in az

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#5 posted 06-09-2019 10:02 PM

Thanks, that’s what I was thinking. I’m okay with tossing out the wood, but putting the metal in the trash bin just seemed wrong. Any suggestions on type of wood to use? Cypress, cedar or white oak seem like the better options so far, but I still have to get out and see what the places by me actually have. Sustainable, reasonable cost and low warpage are probably the main goals for it I think.

-- Techie by trade, tinkerer at heart

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#6 posted 06-09-2019 10:56 PM

99$ on amazon. 56$ on hay needle. Count me out. The metal isn’t worth the hassle of refinishing. If the metal was custom and nice then yes.

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#7 posted 06-12-2019 04:54 AM

I got the iron for one of those at the ReStore, and broke up a pallet for the wood. Put a lousy, non permanent finish on it though (Daly’s Sea Fin), so it’s going gray.

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