I suggest you remove a single slat to size the replacement. Leave the last slat on either end for last since these will help hold the bench while you work. Remove the bolt at either end of one slat by using a wrench or socket on the nut underneath. If rust is heavy this may prove difficult and you may need to split the nut or grind it off. Using the single slat for measurements obtain replacement wood.
How to Replace Wood on Cast Iron Bench thumbnail. Find this Pin and more on How to draw by E G. Stylish and sturdy, cast iron benches with wooden slats are long lasting components in the backyard garden or patio.
3. Replace rotten wooden slats. Using reclaimed wood to make new slats is the greenest option. Source wood at secondhand wood yards, such as the Brighton & Hove Wood Recycling Project, country auctions or salvage yards. Measure and saw to length, then smooth the cut ends with a sanding block. 4.
Replace rotten wooden slats Using reclaimed wood to make new slats is the greenest option. Source wood at secondhand wood yards, such as the Brighton & Hove Wood Recycling Project , country auctions or salvage yards.
Cut the new wooden slats to the correct length with a table saw using the measurements of the original slats. Step 4 Drill 1/2-inch holes into the ends of the wooden slats 1-inch from the end.
The slats are hardwood but the screw anchors have come out of end of slats due to age, I am thinking of renewing all of the slats so it raises two questions really, do I renew with hardwood or a treated softwood which would require retreating when necessary and how do I anchor the slats to the cast iron ends which have 12 holes in each side.
You should probably replace all the slats so they will match. Hit me back here and let me know how things go. <p>Hey KimDB.</p> <p> </p> <p>This is Greengiant and I have worked at The for 16 years.
It's one of those benches with the cast iron ends / legs, and wooden slats for the seating surface. I was able to manage to save a couple of the original slats for hole spacing for the bolts, as well as for sizing of the replacement pieces.