Gussied up Ol' Gal
I got this bench from my grandparents when they moved a couple years ago and it's just been sitting here lookin yucky, but I'm gonna try to remedy that
Here she is after I already started to take her apart. I started out by removing all the seat boards and hardware. Put the hardware in a bowl or something so you don't lose any
Here's the yucky boards I removed (See? Told ya. Yucky.)
Start out by sanding the boards down.
Sand some more
Then, after all the old stain and varnish is gone, open up your sander like this
Dump out some of your sawdust onto something you can throw out. I used a coffee can lid
Take your wood glue and Squirt a little onto your dish
Using your putty knife, mix it up really well until you have a paste
Use it to fill in the old knot holes
Let it dry, then sand some more. Sand until everything is clean and smooth and you have removed all of the glue mixture from the surface
Wipe everything down with a damp cloth. Let it dry
Wipe on your stain. This was a sample i received called fern by permachink
Stain all the pieces, let em dry
Seal it all up with a couple of clear coats. Let it dry really well before moving on to the next step. i waited till the following morning.
Replace the boards and install the hardware
Step back and admire your gussied up ol' gal! Isnt she pretty?
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