It’s the end of the second week of June and I have some tomatoes!!
I’ve always wanted a garden bench, but the real nice ones are a real nice price! Also I had other things I wanted at a greater priority. Then I remembers (this was some time ago) the Maureen (my sister-in-law) had one that had seen better days. The wood slats and some of the wood on the back was rotten.
But maybe I can fix it without spending MORE than a new bench! After is was brought round to my house I started to tear it apart. Thanks to an angle grinder with a cutting disk the old screws and bolts were easy (ish) to remove.
So I ended up with two cast iron ends and a cast iron back with a wood surround.
As normal the wood was not a standard size so I had to make do with what was available.
For the base slates I used rounded edge slats to same time!
5 round edge slats at 4 foot long.
1 flat piece at 4 foot long for the bottom of the back.
16 nuts and bolts
7 wood screws.
a cup of wood preserver/stain.
2 feet of metal strapping.
Total cost £12 ($21).
It’s rains most every day here, so I needed to protect it as soon as possible.
Now all I need it to build my 14 foot by 9 foot deck, which will take a small miracle as I have no spare money for the wood…..