My favourite place to sit in the garden is on my park bench. This year the wood was really past it's prime. I thought I could sand it down, but Ray, the husband of a friend of mine had just refurbished their bench and offered to do mine. I forgot to take a picture of the original bench, but this shows how bad the old wood was.
I resprayed the cast iron parts.
Then I had Ray and Kar over for dinner, and as Kar and I gabbed, Ray put the bench together! All gorgeous cedar.
Hi. I live just outside Toronto, Ontario, and am interested in home design and DIY on a budget. I am in my 5th house since becoming single again ... my 10th home since leaving my childhood home - I obviously love the moving process. I also quilt, scrapbook, and love to cook, and spend time with my family.