Advice on replacing wood


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  • Take a piece of the wood to your local lumber yard or home improvement store to see what the size is. It looks like it may be 1" x 3".

  • Dee Dee on Oct 05, 2020

    Home depot and Lowes will both cut wood slats for you.

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Oct 05, 2020

    Take one of the slats to Home Depot and Lowes... and they can help you

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Oct 05, 2020

    Oh so easy!!!

    Take a representative slat to HD or Lowes, locate the lumber you need and they will cut anything without a diagonal. Look at the savings you have racked up.

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Oct 05, 2020

    Hi Loretta, hope this gets your chairs looking , I also added how to keep them nice.

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    Measure the length of the garden bench slats and the width of each with a tape measure. Purchase 4-inch-long, 1/4-inch bolts with nuts for attaching the new slats. Remove the nuts and bolts that secure the center slats to the garden bench, using a pair of vise grips and a flathead screwdriver.

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  • Looking at that wood, it does not look to bad to me. Why not try and sand the old wood first and add new stain and polyurethane.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Oct 06, 2020

    These pictures do not show the undersides or insides of the slats of wood, where it could very likely be disintegrating beyond the point where the pieces can be saved.

    From a safety viewpoint, I would say it is best to replace these slats rather than trying to repair or rejuvenate them.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Oct 06, 2020

    Hello there,

    Buy Hardwood and cut to lengths to fit and secure in the same manner as original timbers. Not cheap, but worth it, or if wood is in good order - Use a Garden Wood treatment or use a Coloured Wax. Best wishes

  • If the wood looks like it's in good condition all the way around, you might just clean it up with some deck cleaner and stain them. Deck cleaner is surprisingly effective. Finding replacement slats with the specific shapes might be tricky unless you're a woodworker and can recreate them.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Oct 06, 2020

    Make sure the base (metal parts) are not rusted and if they are they need to be cleaned up and painted first then remove the old wood and replace with new wood and you could stain the wood or paint it. A marine paint will hold up well outdoors

  • William William on Oct 06, 2020

    You can get wood slats at the homecenter. Only thing to remember they will be flat and not bowed like the originals

  • Simple Nature Decor Simple Nature Decor on Oct 06, 2020

    You can buy slats at Homedepot

  • I would sand and stain the existing wood if it isn't rotted or in bad shape. It may be hard to get wood that will bend into the perfect shape for those chairs.

  • Betsy Betsy on Oct 06, 2020

    Hi Loretta: You don't necessarily need to get curved wood, if that is concerning you.You can take one of the slats to your home improvement store and get some new wood or measure the length and width of the pieces, looks like 1/2 inch by 2 1/2 inches and maybe 18 inches long, except for that back piece, which looks about 4 inches wide and just cut to taper at the ends. Put that piece on your new piece and draw a line so you know where to cut. Anyway, measure it, cut it to length, sand the edges so that they aren't sharp, put some Thompsons Water Seal (a really thin coat, otherwise it will get tacky), let that dry and then paint or stain. While you have the wood off, you can paint the metal. Oh, one more thing. Put the back piece on, then the front piece, then a back piece and a front piece. For some reason, if you don't, it gets all wonky and you think you've measured wrong. This has happened to me when I was re-doing my bench. That's how I figured out what to do. Same with the back, bottom, top, bottom top and so on. And, Bob's your uncle. Good luck, you can do this. I did and I'm so happy with the way it came out.

  • Deb K Deb K on Oct 07, 2020

    Hello Loretta, measure the wood and take a picture of the chairs then head to your local home improvement store, ask their expert to assist you in getting the coarct size and type of wood you will need. You may even be able to replace it with a composite which will last longer You could also just refinish it, looks like the wood is in good shape

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Oct 08, 2020

    I would just use traditional outdoor wood (cedar, redwood, white oak, cypress, ipe), or you can use a cheaper wood and exterior paint.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Oct 10, 2020

    Measur the slats get the same size wood and measure the length cut and screw in and keep doing that till all cover

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Oct 31, 2020

    Take a representative slat to HD or Lowes, locate the lumber you need and they will cut anything without a diagonal. Look at the savings you have racked up.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jun 10, 2021

    Hi there,

    Buy Hardwood slates!