This chair was of great sentimental value, the customers husband used to use it whilst convalescing, but sadly passed away.
So, ‘ whatever it takes’ was the message given to me. Initially I tried to salvage the old slats by pressure washing them and intended to soak them in wood preservative, unfortunately they fell apart so I ended up manufacturing replacements and fitting these with new fastenings.
The result is a simple garden seat given a new lease of life which will give years of service.
On an environmental note, doing this saved resources that would be used manufacturing a replacement, the shipping and transport, and potential landfill of the old one, the three Rs- Repair, Reuse, Recycle is a mantra that we should all adopt.