A little project I did

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by tallbump, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. tallbump

    tallbump Supporting Member

    So, we had a picnic table for about 6 years. One of those $100 ones tat come assembled from Lowe's or Home Depot. Not treated wood, never got around to treating it.

    Went to move it last week, one of the top table boards, one of the onces closest to the bench broke.

    Said something to the wife yesterday, she said break it up and we'll take it to our friend's to burn.

    But, I go to looking at it and had an idea. Just a quick test to see how it would work


    Took the supporting legs off from the other side


    Trimmed off the supports for the table top


    Trimmed off the back bench and attached the rear supports


    Put the top piece on, makes a nice arm rest or a place to put a beverage




    Added a little extra support under the center



    Hit it with my sander



    After that, I hit it with the pressure washer you see in the pic.

    I'll grab a pic tomorrow once it's completely dry.

    Not going to win me any awards for my carpentry skill, but completely function and didn't cost me a penny out of pocket.

    Well, I did grab the pressure washer today at a yard sale for $10, but we wanted one to do the swing set anyways.
  2. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

    Saw this first pic and said: "TB is building a "wood futon" :D

    Dood is too tall not to "photo-bomb" himself :rofl:

    Nice Work, 'Bump!
    "Necessity is the mother of Invention" ;)

  3. Think1st

    Think1st Supporting Member

    Good improvisation. Now you can treat your new bench to protect it from the elements.
  4. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

    Use a hole saw and make cup holders in that "top" :D
  5. greg_r

    greg_r Lifetime Supporter

    Nice bench, I kind of like undeRGRound's idea too.
  6. tallbump

    tallbump Supporting Member

    Thanks folks.

    I sent that shadow pic to a friend, he siad I looked like Godzilla

    I might treat the bench, we want to do the swing set too, so might as well do the bench while I am at it.

    I like the cup holder idea, might have to do that. I think I have a hole saw that will work
  7. MaryB

    MaryB Supporting Member

    Nice! Love to recycle stuff into new items instead of tossing them.
  8. tallbump

    tallbump Supporting Member

    Oh I forgot to add, every step of this project was done while carrying my C9 in my Alien Gear Holster. Basically open carrying too, as the bottom have was IWB but no shirt covering the top half. I had a t-shirt tucked in. Had a polo or button down over it but took them off to work. (over 2 days). Right in my back yard and some in the front, where plenty of neighbors could see
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  10. lsi1

    lsi1 Member

    Tall where were you when i was building my shed? lol nice work.
  11. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Pft. <waves dismissively> Where are the Skull Stickers?

    On a more serious note, I like it. A couple of benches often come in handy and the "back" is a fine place to brew some sun tea.

    Have you considered resealing it? Some deck sealant would probably do the job.

    Peace favor your sword,
  12. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

    Good Carry Practice :D

    This will become commonplace shortly...

    100% Carry
  13. tallbump

    tallbump Supporting Member

    Kirk, I probably will seal it with something

    I am starting to see more open carry in my town.

    Saw a guy OCing at a WalMart earlier this year. Just a few weeks ago I saw one guy OCing around Tractor Supply and we saw a guy out mowing his front yard on a busy street with his hand gun on his hip. Even the wife noticed that one.

    I pretty much carry everywhere except work.

    I do need a better/smaller/lighter carry piece at some point. Especially for Sundays. It's hard to conceal that C9 at church unless I wear a suit coat
  14. MaryB

    MaryB Supporting Member

    My PK380 is always with me in the yard. Fighting another skunk invasion this spring...