New

Furniture

Renew an Old Garden Bench

STEPS

3

SKILL LEVEL

Create a quiet outdoor sanctuary that you can enjoy year-round. Visit outdoor markets and yard sales this spring to find an old bench perfect for restoration.

by Dremel ®

205 PROJECTS

Supplies Needed For This Project

TOOL

Dremel Moto-Saw™

Model # MS20

TOOL

Multi-Max™ MM20

Model # MM20

ACCESSORY

SM510 3" Metal Cut-Off Wheel

Model # SM510

Materials

  • 1

    Dremel MM920 24 Grit Carbide Rasp
  • 1

    Mortar/ Grout
  • 1

    Bucket
  • 1

    Grout Float
  • 1

    Grout Sealant
  • 1

    Sponge/ Rag
  • 1

    Work Gloves

Let's Get Started

To reduce the risk of injury user must read instruction manuals for all tools used in this project. Wear eye and respiratory protection. Use clamps to support work piece whenever practical.

STEP 1

Step 1

Brush or vacuum off any excess debris. Next, grind down the the benchtop using a Dremel Multi-Max tool with an MM920 carbide rasp to create a smooth, even surface for laying new tile

STEP 2

Step 2

Lay out your tile design next to your bench. Cut tiles to size as needed using the Dremel Saw-Max fit with the SM540 Diamond Wheel Blade. Pour a thin layer of mortar or grout - here we laid 1/2" of sanded grout. Lay your cut tiles into the mortar bed and let dry completely.

STEP 3

Step 3

Allow the tiles to set overnight. Once tiles are set, use a grout float to add extra grout between tiles. Additionally, you may want to apply a grout sealer to protect agains mold and mildew. Wipe the surface clean of access grout and sealer when finished.

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