Mark Rayner gives an old wooden bench a new lease of life.
You will need: An old wooden bench about nine metres of 100mm x 25mm dressed kwila decking, circular saw, set square, pencil, screwdriver, 30mm stainless steel bolts, 20mm stainless steel screws, wire brush, turps for cleaning brushes, paintbrushes and a dry cloth. Resene Rust-Arrest, Resene Super Gloss tinted to Resene Black Forest and Resene Kwila wood stain.
the wooden bench. Use the wire brush to remove any areas of rust on the back panel and end legs, as shown.
Paint the back panel and end legs with one coat of Resene Black Forest. Allow to dry for 16 hours before applying a second coat.
Measure and drill a 6mm hole at either end of the seating slats – again, use the original wooden slats as a guide.
Wipe off any excess timber stain with a dry, lint-free cloth. Allow to dry thoroughly for 24 hours.
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