Old Wooden Bench

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I started by taking off all the old wood
I measured and cut the pieces, planed them to make them slightly thinner, sanded them and drilled holes in either end. Painted the metal at this point too.
Reassembled it
Put back the iron backing and plaque and polyurethaned the wood to help make it last.
Suggested materials:
  • Wood, black metal paint and polyurethane   (Garage)
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  • Barbara Barbara on May 11, 2016
    What dimensions wood? I did mine once before & used too thin wood...needless to say it didn't last long

  • Mary Jo Kielb Wray Mary Jo Kielb Wray on May 11, 2016
    what kind of wood did you use?

  • Jud2295444 Jud2295444 on May 10, 2018

    how do you replace or fix a broken leg on this project

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  • Carla Carla on Jun 07, 2016
    wow i have this same bench and was going to trash it...thks for showing how to rebuild it

    • Shannon Young Shannon Young on Jun 08, 2016
      You're welcome! Buying wood to replace the old ones is way cheaper than buying another bench. I'd gladly do this again if I saw someone getting rid of theirs.

  • Annie Doherty Annie Doherty on Jun 20, 2016
    We have similar benches and chairs which came with our house in a very similar condition. It was wonderful to see what you have achieved, so these will join the to-do list haha. Thanks for sharing and great to know that they will be cherished in years to come.