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MsDebbieP

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Church Pew Bench

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Years ago my aunt gave me this old church pew for Rick to cut up for birdhouses. I just couldn’t do it - I couldn’t cut up the history or this amazing piece of wood. 

It has sat inside my house, not really being used, mostly because of the size. 

Last year, I brought it outside on my deck, under the roof but it seemed to just become a space for tools to sit. 

This year, I moved things around and it ended up on the uncovered deck, with a patio furniture cover to protect it. 

Good - but it’s not stable and it doesn’t have a backrest on it. 

So … 
1. I hammered two t-rails into the ground (I’d already put 5 in the ground for my gardens so I just kept going!) 
2. Rick found me a 2x6 (?) that really is the perfect length for the bench. 
We haven’t figured out how to best attach it, so, while we wait (and I expect “wait and wait and wait”) I used cording to attach it to the t-rails, through the rail’s holes. It works! When we get a second board, I’ll attach it to the top of the rails. 
3. As for the bench, I have to seal the ends that have been cut, but until then, if I leave the bench out away from the t-rails, I can continue using the tarp to protect it. 
I think some “L-brackets” attaching the legs to the deck should keep it stable and safe. 

It’s close. 
It’s not fancy but it definitely fits with my very-rustic style. 
I’m happy. 

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

Nice capture Debbie. It's always nice to keep some original pieces and put them to use.

Wood is good

That's nice!

-- Soli Deo gloria! ( To God alone be the Glory)

Thanks. 
And .. it is going to be handy during family get-togethers.


Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit