Bought this 7' long old church pew from craigslist last fall. It actually fit in the back of my mini-van, but it was quite a chore to get it to the backyard. Abby and I and the hand truck managed to wrestle it there where it sat under a tarp for months until the sun showed up today.
First I chiseled the fossilized gum from the bottom of the seat. Then I figured out where the water might pool on the seat if it rained. (I used marbles. When they stopped rolling, I knew I had the low spot.) I drilled holes in the low spots so that rain wouldn't pool and then I sanded the seat a bit. Might need to sand more later.
Tomorrow I will brush on the protective stuff that I bought at Home Depot and then wait a couple of days and it will be ready for seating!
|Gum. Really? Your mother didn't have an old tissue in her purse? You had to put your gum under the pew? Ew.|