Hi - made this bench from old railway jarrah sleepers and railway spikes. Didn't need much other than a good going over with a wire brush as it already had a nice waxy finish on it. I used 150mm bolts to secure the legs and used the railway sleeper spikes to cover up the bolt heads. I also found a nice rusty bit of steel rod which I welded up into some brackets for some additional detail.
RAILWAY SLEEPERS USED
Reclaimed Jarrah Railway Sleeper
I love what you have created. A unique looking garden bench, that perfectly shows off the beautiful original weathered finish of the old railway sleepers, and complimented by the industrial looking steel rods. A nice touch and a real classic!