A few weeks ago, I made a set of park bench slats for a very nice lady, Lena, in Southern Florida. She sent me some pictures, of the state her park bench was in, and asked if I could make a new set of wooden slats. I noticed in the signature line of her emails that she was a photographer, so I asked if she could take a few pictures of the bench as her and her husband restored it.
Lena’s husband dismantled the bench, then scraped, sanded, and cleaned up all the old metal parts.
The parts were then primed and painted a nice glossy red.
They also finished the slats with several coats of a clear exterior varnish. I think it turned out fantastic!
I want to thank Lena for the beautiful pictures. Check out some more of her work at Lena Isely Photography, Inc.
I have gotten a lot of inquires from people wanting to buy replacement slats. If you would rather buy them instead of building your own, check out my friend Bryan: Atkins and Sons park bench slats. Anyone interested in building your own, please continue reading.