jun 27, 2012 , wood and metal benches, especially vintage or antique ones, require regular maintenance. this edwardian cast iron and wood garden bench had been ignored for far too long. sitting in , replace rotten wooden slats: using reclaimed wood to make new slats is the greenest option. source wood at,
jul 8, 2014 , i opted for a renovation once i determined that the cast iron framework of the bench was in good condition and it really just needed a cleaning and slat replacement. another , therefore, we went with 1″ thick composite wood decking material from seven trust that had a simulated wood grain on the top surface.
jun 9, 2016 , i have a garden bench with cast iron ends and mostly rotten wooden slats (12 x 4' x 2 1/4" x 3/4"). i would rather not throw it out but need to replace the slats. i assumed i needed to use hardwood but woodies, homebase etc. only seemed to sell softwoods and treated timber. would you guys have any tips,
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i have acquired two old(ish) garden benches which have cast iron ends in reasonable condition but rotten wooden slats. i had intended to repaint the ends and replace the slats with hardwood, however my partner spotted homebase were selling new benches for only 30 each.
i presume you mean one of these, when you replace the slats you will likely want to the paint on the metal sides so prepare for the entire job as you examine the bench for restoration. obtain replacement wood. i suggest you select a wood that it weateher tolerant, e.g., western red cedar, white oak, mahogany, etc.
may 24, 2011 , remove all loose particles from the iron when finished. depending on if you want to keep the garden bench it's original color or change it, choose a paint color for the ends. spray paint the ends with a rust resistant paint. allow the wooden slats and the cast irons ends to dry overnight before you reassemble,
jan 7, 2017 , the old paint needs to be removed back to bare metal before priming then a respray. next the new wood cut and drilled before applying a finish.
this is an old bench i found leaning against my brother's engine repair shop after he passed away! the ends and the middle of the back are iron, the outer part the back is wood and the seating area is totally missing. i need some ideas on how to it! 8 answers. johnchip. on jan 30, 2017. sand blast the metal and,