• Barb’s terrific tailgate bench

    by  • November 14, 2013 • Benches and chairs, Garden Junk •  Comments

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    Upcycle a rusty old tailgate by making it into a garden bench

    Transform an old vintage Chevy tailgate, a few old license plates and some awesome wagon wheels into a gorgeous outdoor bench?

    This was a joint effort between Barb Buckley and her friend, Larry Bond,…Barb was the project director and Larry was the creative welder.

    Barb’s inventive bench idea

    "I found this old rusty tailgate on ebay!" Barb says...

    “I found this old rusty tailgate on eBay!” Barb says…

    Look! I found this old rusty tailgate on eBay, Barb says, much to the surprise of the mail carrier who delivered it!    This will be my really cool tailgate bench with wagon wheels as arm rests…  I’m going to love it so much!!  I’m so excited!”

     

    In the back of Larry Bond's truck, waiting to be unloaded

    In the back of Larry Bond’s truck, waiting to be unloaded

    “My tailgate wagon wheel bench is done and was delivered today, I am so excited!  It is a dream come true,…thank you Sondra for posting the picture that gave me the idea.”

     

    Larry added the red wagon wheels

    Larry Bond added the red wagon wheels for arms

    “Larry added the red wagon wheels that I bought from The B. Hive in Goodrich, Michigan….also, please notice the steel pieces on the backside so it doesn’t flip over.”

     

    Finished & waiting to be used

    Finished and waiting to be used

    “The red wagon wheels actually work, so I can tilt it forward and roll it anywhere with ease, then push the back metal pieces down into the grass.  The back ‘legs’ have pieces of long rebar to sink  into the ground so it’s secure and doesn’t flip.

    I can’t wait to get a picture with all of the grandsons sitting on this!”

     

    Here is my friend, Larry,  maker of this wagon wheel tailgate bench...

    Here is my friend, Larry, maker of my wagon wheel tailgate bench….

    “Here is my friend and maker of this wagon wheel tailgate bench… thank you so much, Larry Bond of Goodrich, Michigan, for being the genius who put this all together…”

    Update!

    My five wonderful grandsons try it out

    My five wonderful grandsons try it out

    “I am happy to finally get all five of my wonderful grandsons, Cameron, Landon, Caleb, Dylan and Jacob, whom I love more than words can say, sitting on my tailgate bench made for me last summer… As you can see, everyone in this picture is looking good!”  ~~ Barb Buckley

     

    More from Barb Buckley

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    Antique and vintage bells in the garden

     

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    Sue Langley, a passionate gardener and photographer lives and gardens with her husband and Corgi, Maggie on 7 acres just south of Yosemite, Zone 7 at 3000 feet. She manages the Flea Market Gardening Facebook page and website.