Tuesday, June 3, 2008

While I am thinking about it.....


Bobby has been busy.
We found the 'legs' for this little bench at the dump. Our dump is fabulous for wonderful 'finds'. (I have a fantastic bird bath that came from there, but that is another story.)

Anyway, we found the supports, but the top was broken. The supports are very pretty, and solid, so we thought there might be something we could do with them. I actually had thought of some kind of monument, statuary thingie. Bobby was thinking to make it a bench again, all along.

So, a couple of weeks ago, he formed up the top and poured it, (along with another big alligator, but that is another story, too!) A few days of watering it to let it set up slow and cure good, and we have a bench for the front garden! He will have to smooth the edges with a rasp or a file to break the hard edges, but it is done! Another good project!

I love the oak leaves he impressed in the top. They came from the Bur Oak that he grew from an acorn.
That man is so clever.






4 comments:

OhioMom said...

Your Bobby is an artist ! Love the bench, but I want to hear the story bout that alligator ... :)

Perennial Gardener said...

How creative is your Bobby! Another lucky find. I wonder if people throw treasures like that away at my dump. hmmmmmmmm...

ancient one said...

I have an alligator stepping stone set that my daughter gave me.

You know you'll have to tell us those other stories..and we will want to see the bird bath and your big alligator.

That bench is beautiful!

MrBrownThumb said...

Oh that is very cool.