Restoring an out door wood bench

Quite a while back… actually the tail-end of summer this piece was found by the side of the road by a family member, so they snatched it up and brought it my way. It has so much character and history, I couldn’t imagine why someone chucked it to the curbside! And then I got to work on it and quickly realized that as awesome as the seat was, it was damaged by larvae and bugs of some kind. Ewww, gross, and NO thank you!

Antique Settle Bench Makeover
Antique Settle Bench Makeover

But lucky for someone out there, my AMAZE husband took on this project and completely restructured and reinforced the seat and made this bench strong and sturdy once again…SANS bugs.

See? He’s amazing.
Antique Settle Bench Makeover
I didn’t do too much to this piece other than finish the new seat with Minwax pickling stain, so Michael gets most of the credit. Given the history of these beautiful benches, I’m still shocked that it was found by the curb {hopefully not for kids to sit on while waiting for the school bus or something}. But thanks to my family member for swiping it up for rescue. I’d love to keep it around our place, but it will be going to the shop!

Antique Settle Bench Makeover
Antique Settle Bench Makeover
Antique Settle Bench Makeover

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