ARBC: DIY furniture restoration kits
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Do-it-yourself Bench Restoration Kits

wood carving

Our DIY bench restoration kits come with everything you need to restore your own garden bench, including a simple assembly guide. You get the wooden slats, the braces, a set of bolts, and screws. Or, if you don't need a full kit, you can pick and choose which items you want when you place your order.

Our standard bench kit will fit most bench ends. We also have kits for other, less common bench types, and can produce kits made to order.

The timber is iroko and is planed, rounded and pre-drilled. It can be either be treated with a base coat of teak oil or supplied untreated. Iroko is also known as African teak since it shares many of the properties of teak, including the colour. It is a very durable hardwood, ideally suited to our climate.

Our Bench Kits

Garden benches come in different sizes and shapes, but our standard bench kit fits most bench types. We also have kits for less common bench types, or we can create custom kits if our regular kits don't fit your bench ends. Here are our kits:

full bench kit

The Standard Bench Kit

The Standard Kit comes with 12 hardwood slats and is our most popular-selling kit. It fits most bench ends. We provide several ratios of wide-to-thin slats that between them fit most bench ends. Full product info.
£108.00

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A narrow and a wide bench slat

Eight Slat Bench Kit

The Eight Slat Kit comes with 8 hardwood slats. The slats are all of the same dimension and three are supplied undrilled. Full product info.
£88.00

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cast iron backed bench

Cast-Iron-Backed Bench Kit

The Cast-Iron-Backed Kit comes with 5 slats of the same size for the seat. Two long and two short slats make a frame for the cast iron back. Full product info.
£88.00

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end-fix slat bench kit

The End-Fix Slat Bench Kit

The End-Fix Slat Kit is similar to the standard kit with 12 slats, but they're all the same size and have holes drilled in the ends. Full product info.
£115.25

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Not what you're looking for?

custom bench kit

Request a Custom Bench Kit

If you don't think that any of the above fit your needs, you can request a quote for a custom restoration kit.


custom restoration kit

Bench Kits: Frequently-asked Questions

  1. What is included with the kits?
  2. Can I choose what's included in the kit?
  3. Do I need the strap and braces?
  4. How do you attach the strap and braces?
  5. What size are the slats?
  6. What ratio of wide to narrow slats do you offer?
  7. Will your slats fit my bench?
  8. Can I varnish or use a saddolins type of colour/stain?
  9. Do the slats come treated?
  10. Do you provide assembly instructions?
  11. How long will my order take to arrive?
  12. Can I collect from you?
  13. Can you deliver outside the UK?
  14. What are your postage costs?
  15. Can I pay over the phone?
  16. I'm not sure what to order. Can I contact you?
  1. What is included with the kits?
    The full kit comprises everything you need to restore your bench. Included is a set of wooden slats, braces, strap, bolts, nuts, washers and screws.
  2. Can I choose what's included in the kit?
    Yes, you can order whatever kit parts you need, including just the wooden slats. When you order, you will have the option to pick and choose what's included in your kit.
  3. Do I need the strap and braces?
    Yes you do in order to properly restore your item. If you have salvaged them from the old bench that's fine, but otherwise you will need to replace them. The centre strap unites all the slats and the braces stop lateral sway (the slop syndrome).
  4. How do you attach the strap and braces?
    You will get an assembly guide with your kit that explains how to do this. Here is an example of a restored bench seen from underneath:
    finished bench restoration
  5. What size are the slats?
    The standard slats are 1200mm long x 22mm thick and come in 2 widths: 35mm and 55m/m.
  6. What ratio of wide to narrow slats do you offer?
    We can provide several combinations of slat types to match your own bench ends. Our standard bench kit can come with 8 wide and 4 narrow slats, 9 wide and 3 narrow slats, or 10 wide with 2 narrow.
  7. Will your slats fit my bench?
    Our standard slat sizes fit most items. If you have read the description and are still unsure, email us a photo and we can advise you as to what you need.
  8. Can I varnish or use a saddolins type of colour/stain?
    We do not recommend either of these treatments unless you adore flaky wood and love maintenance.
  9. Do the slats come treated?
    The slats are all iroko wood and can be supplied untreated, or treated with a base coat of teak oil.
  10. Do you provide assembly instructions?
    Yes, a simple guide to restoring your bench is included with your pack. You can also download it here: bench assembly guide.
  11. How long will my order take to arrive?
    Dispatch is normally within 1 working day for stock items, or 2-3 working days for custom orders.
  12. Can I collect from you?
    Yes, by prior arrangement. Please email us to arrange a suitable time.
  13. Can you deliver outside the UK?
    We will deliver outside the UK, but due to the weight of most of our products it can be very expensive.
  14. What are your postage costs?
    ItemPostage CostAdditional Pack*
    1-2 individual slats£16.75£3.00
    Chair slats + bolts£16.75£3.00
    Bench slats (48 hr delivery)£16.75£3.00
    Bench slats (24 hr delivery)£19.75N/a
    Full bench kit£16.75£3.00
    Table slats£16.75£3.00
    Full table kit£16.75£3.00
    Packs over 1.5 metres£28.50N/A

    *Order 2 packs of slats or 2 full kits and the delivery charge is just £19.75! Thereafter, any subsequent packs are charged at £16.75 each.

    All above prices are for UK mainland Zone 1. For all other postcodes, please place your order via this website to receive a quote including postage costs.

    Maximum weight per pack: 30kg (standard bench/table kit weight: ~12kg).

  15. Can I pay over the phone?
    No. All orders for our restoration kits must be placed via this website: we cannot process orders over the telephone. We can only take credit card payments (checkout is through PayPal).
  16. I'm not sure what to order. Can I contact you?
    If you aren't sure what type of kit you need, the best thing to do is to email us a photo of your existing item and we will advise you. If necessary, you can call us on 07806 557 464.
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