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Stripping it down took the best part of a week and I was never going to get every last bit of the old varnish off. Still I lived in hope that such blemishes might add to the rustic charm. By this time I was starting to wish I had never started. 

Lockdown Project 2 of 3

Stripping it down took the best part of a week and I was never going to get every last bit of the old varnish off. Still I lived in hope that such blemishes might add to the rustic charm. By this time I was starting to wish I had never started. 

comments (16)

What a great bench. I need one for our garden!
Bill Phillips: Thanks Michael. I have had this one for over 20 years. It was made by the company I used to work for
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 May 2020, 00:26
All good, Bill.
Bill Phillips: It was coming on. I was starting to wish I could have just taken it somewhere to be stripped!
What do you mean, you were doing nothing else ! smile
Bill Phillips: I have spent much of the lockdown in the garden. You don't have to social distance from plants grin
C'est un travail long et fastidieux.
Bill Phillips: It was but I had plenty of time and the weather was sunny and warm
Looking good!!
Bill Phillips: Getting there!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 May 2020, 05:11
I am starting to see you in a different light..
Bill Phillips: This is probably not a good thing
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 12 May 2020, 06:12
Blimey ...too much time on your hands,Billiam. Sounds as if you might of got yourself caught up in some sort of pandemic lockdown.
Bill Phillips: The one good thing about lockdown is the total absence of time pressure
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 May 2020, 06:17
It looks good.
Bill Phillips: It is getting there
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 12 May 2020, 06:34
Keep going, Bill - you are going to be pleased when it is finished
Bill Phillips: You can judge for yourself tomorrow Lisl
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 May 2020, 07:05
I trust that your (no relation) namesake make get inspiration from such endeavours. From tomorrow, garden centres re-open so you can get a new bench and use this one for firewood.
Bill Phillips: Actually not because this was treated with CCA which you are not allowed to burn grin
  • Chad
  • Somewhere+in+deep+space
  • 12 May 2020, 07:39
I am impressed by your determination to see this through Bill. I usually become very despondent when tasks take so long and often give up.
Bill Phillips: I wouldn't normally even start. However, the absence of time pressures combined with pleasant weather meant I could sit in the garden and listen to the boids while I scraped away.
I think that is true about the old patina adding a bit of charm.
Bill Phillips: That is what I was hoping Care
I must admit I would have lost enthusiasm after the first 30 minutes or so!!
Bill Phillips: I actually enjoyed it. I was able to take my time and switch off from the ludicrous tripe uttered by politicians
Wire brush, electric sander and beer is all you need.
Bill Phillips: and I had none of these things so had to improvise
good job Bill... i would have never started doing that job....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Nor would I probably Peter but it seemed like a good idea during lockdown!
thanks for visually sharing the process
Bill Phillips: my pleasure Alan!

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