We’ve inherited an old garden bench from Marjan’s parents. A wrought iron frame with pine slats. The slats have perished long ago and the frame served as “decoration” in our garden. We decided to give it a third (fourth, fifth, sixth ; who knows ?) chance.
The frame showed lots of earlier “restorations” 😉
I found out that hard wood has become expensive, but it’s the only way to do it properly.