So I brought this baby home, hosed it off, because there were actually a lot of spider webs and dirt on it. The pic above is post hosing, trust me you didn't want to see the dirty stool that I actually brought into my car. After hosing it down I realized there was a crack on one side. That's ok, I'll try to fill it and if it breaks, it breaks. Heck it's FREE, no loss really on my part.
I gave it a good sanding and filled in the crack with some wood filler. Why wood filler? Because it was all I had and actually it worked pretty darn well.