I took this pile of scrap wood (the old railing from the back patio)…

… and turned it into THIS: a new bench for the garden! Really!

Just to show you it’s real, here’s the bench in it’s raw form. You can still see the old paint on the side rails and stretchers. The legs were made from the posts and the rest was cut from the top and bottom railings that held the trellising. I had just enough usable material.

I haven’t done a woodworking project in a long time. It’s tremendously satisfying. Now I can’t wait to see what I can do with all the material I’m taking from Jan’s old house.


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