And another thing… What is its value? Does it have historical or sentimental value? Is it accessioned? Or could you buy a another one like it? Some benches like this were made to be taken apart when the wood rots, which simply means that the old wood is taken out and replaced by new – in your case perhaps wood that has been treated to help lengthen its outdoor life. Maybe you could find a local hardware store or lumberyard that would help you out or at least give it to you wholesale in return for some nice publicity.