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  1. Apr 15, 2016
    Rebbetzin

    Rebbetzin Almost Self-Reliant

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    Last year one of my neighbors was throwing out an old poster bed. I had to "walk" the bed frame to my house, (about two blocks away)since it wouldn't fit in the trunk or my car, or in our small pickup which has a camper shell.
    Here it is after I brought it home last year, not the best photo!
    5 17 2015 Headboard and foot board Before email.JPG

    I had seen some cute garden benches made from old beds. And this would be PERFECT! So... with a little help from a friend, who had better tools than I do... we cut down the foot board, and made a frame for the seat.

    3 28 16 Box for seat email.JPG
    Here it is all put together...
    3 28 16 Box for seat 02 email.JPG
    And here it is with the first coat of primer. (Cherokee carrying his favorite toy, an old laundry detergent jug.)

    3 30 16  Primer 03a email.jpg

    And here it is mostly finished
    4 5 16 Painted Bench 01 email.JPG

    Close up photo of daisy applique on back

    4 5 16 Painted Bench 02 email.jpg

    Before Photo of Ball and Claw foot.

    5 17 2015 Foot before email.JPG

    After photo of foot.

    4 14 16 Foot 01 email.JPG

    Still looking for the wood to make the seat...
    When I find the wood, and get it all put together I will update
    with those photos.
    Painted the bench to match my chicken coop. I built the coop back
    in 2008. Here are the links to my chicken coop pages on BYC
    http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/glenn-cottage-eggery
    http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/coop-construction

    In 2014, the city made me take down my coop. I cried!!!
    Which looks better email.JPG

    But just last year they changed the zoning! I am in the process of putting my coop back up with a new and improved run. Maybe I will start a new thread for my rebuild on the Chicken Coop....
     
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  2. Apr 15, 2016
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    LOVE the bench!
     
  3. Apr 15, 2016
    MoonShadows

    MoonShadows Almost Self-Reliant

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    Very nice bench! I like it and will have to keep my eye out for someone throwing out a head board/ foot board and make one myself.
     
  4. Apr 21, 2016
    Joel_BC

    Joel_BC Super Self-Sufficient

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    Kudos for the bench - concept to finished useful thing. Lots of care taken.

    I've visited Tucson a couple times, last time being probably 10 years ago. Why has Tucson city hall decided to do that? Too bad. I feel sad for you.
     
  5. Apr 22, 2016
    Rebbetzin

    Rebbetzin Almost Self-Reliant

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    Don't be sad... we can have chickens again! They changed the distance from 50ft to 20ft from the nearest neighbor's dwelling.
    So I was able to put my coop back where it was! I still need to put the "top" on it, and cover it with chicken wire and hardware cloth. The run area is bigger this time. 3 7 16 Fence Finished 03 email.jpg
     
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  6. May 8, 2016
    baymule

    baymule Sustainability Master

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    Love the bench. I see Cherokee photo bombed it. I bet he "helped" with your project!
     
  7. May 12, 2016
    Rebbetzin

    Rebbetzin Almost Self-Reliant

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    He thought his job was to run around and kick up dust on my wet paint!
     
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  8. May 14, 2016
    baymule

    baymule Sustainability Master

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    Haha, Trip and all my other dogs love to help also.
     

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