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« on: July 28, 2016 08:21:32 PM »




The last owners of our place left this picnic table. They also "spruced up" several things for show using low-quality, poorly-installed, pre-mixed red barn paint. They included the picnic table in this for some reason. Here are some of the seat and table boards that I removed. The base/legs were in good structural condition, it just needed some tightening and a little reinforcement.





I replaced all the table top and seat surface boards with new ones and sanded the base/legs down to bare wood. Then, I used Benjamin Moore's Arborcoat Deck & Siding Stain (semi-solid) to finish the whole thing. The color is Imperial Gray from the gray-green section of their color chart, but in our light it plays a little more to the blue. That's fine as it still coordinates nicely with the fabrics in our patio chairs and table covers. And it matches pretty close to a native grass on the property and in the adjacent forest. YEY!





I just used framing lumber, so it's not perfectly flat or anything, but it is no longer splintery, "squishy," peeling, or creaking. It felt good to reuse what was still good.
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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2016 10:34:40 PM »

by "Refurbished" I assume you meant "remade", ya?
Looks gorgeous!
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2016 07:50:54 AM »

by "Refurbished" I assume you meant "remade", ya?
Looks gorgeous!

Hehe. Thanks!  I had a hard time deciding on a word for what I did. Not "upcycled" or "reconned" for sure.
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2016 07:54:49 AM »

Very nice! Way to save it!
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2016 08:28:05 AM »

Your "new" table looks great. Please tell me you're going to do something great with the distressed boards you removed!
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2016 08:30:09 AM »

Nice job transforming/renewing this piece.  I hope that you can use the discarded wood for another project or for burning (campfire?) or something too. Yogi Bear sez, "Let the pic-a-nics commence!"
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2016 01:58:57 PM »

Thanks all!

Your "new" table looks great. Please tell me you're going to do something great with the distressed boards you removed!

Nice job transforming/renewing this piece.  I hope that you can use the discarded wood for another project or for burning (campfire?) or something too. Yogi Bear sez, "Let the pic-a-nics commence!"

Wellllllll, "great" is subjective right? We're hosting The ManFlesh's employees for a BBQ on Saturday and one of them is bringing his throwing knives and hatchets, so we're going to use them for a backer board for the target.
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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2016 03:43:05 PM »

Aaagggh! I was hoping you'd use them to paint a sign of sorts.

I'm sure I'll get over it. Eventually.
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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2016 06:37:54 PM »

Aaagggh! I was hoping you'd use them to paint a sign of sorts.

I'm sure I'll get over it. Eventually.

I do have such a project mulling around in my head, but these are 2x6 and a little thick (and heavy) for what I have in mind. Luckily, there is other distressed lumber around here!
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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2016 06:55:26 PM »

OK, then, I'll give you a bye on this one. Happy target practice. Cheesy
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