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Bench rennovation project

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by HawkEye244, 9 Aug 2018.

  1. HawkEye244

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    A friend of mine saved this from being destroyed and gave it to me.

    I'm curious to know what the options are? I'm in two minds about the legs, not sure whether to chop them off and re-fit anew, or try to extend the existing.

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    Any suggestions for strengthening it? Some non-structural parts are rotted through and will need replacing.

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    Open to any/all suggestions.

    - Thanks

    p.s. I'm posting this in the garden section as well to increase the probability of responses.
     
  2. sodthisforfun

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    Bin it!
    If other parts are rotted as well as the legs, it won't be long before the other bits catch up imo.
    I suppose if some of the wood is really sound and then keep those and build yourself another bench.
     
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    I think it's generally in good order overall. Looks a bit damp from the rain, but it's salvageable. Any tips of what sort/type of timber is suitable for this job?
     
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    Hard wood preferably, lasts longer. Or buy what your budget allows?
     
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