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Where to get garden bench centre straps

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by MikeHandyDIY, 22 Sep 2021.

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    I just restored a garden bench but can't find centre strap (marked in the attached pic). Tried Googling but no luck. Does anyone know where I can find them?
     

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    Its only thin mild steel bar.....dead easy to drill and bend, if you have a vice (or a strong knee).
    B&Q and similar have the steel strip, its around 2 to 2 1/2mm thick.
    John :)
     
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    Thanks all for inputs. I do have the flat bar but undrilled, I was being cheeky to find if I can get like for like drilled replacement somewhere ;)
     
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    You can, in my first post.

    Andy
     
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    The holes are not evenly spaced, so how can you buy it ready made? I needed some a few years ago, for a similar bench I was refurbing - I just used some thin, easy to bend, mild steel. I just bent it roughly to the profile, marked where the slats were and drilled it.
     
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    You could use aluminium, easier to bend and drill and can’t rust.
     
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