Park Bench Makeover

Two benches facing the pond at our church were weather-worn and in need of repair. The wrought iron had pitted and rusted and the boards had rotted through. I took them back to my driveway workshop for rejuvenation.

Garden Benches

Every garden needs tools and a place to store them. For the San Carlos Park Elementary garden I came up with the idea of combining a storage box and a bench. Typical chair height for adults is 16″ but for children it’s 12″ so I made one for each size. The frame is pressure-treated lumber lined with T-11 siding, topped…

Garden Bench

Thanks to FNGLA for the inspiration. During our annual meeting last month we toured the Jacksonville Zoo/Botanical Garden. In the butterfly exhibit they had two rustic benches made from local Pecky Cypress. I tracked down the sawmill, just two miles from the garden and bought a mixed stack of pure cypress. Thanks also to Mario, owner…