twin headboard bench

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Project by Carol posted 10-29-2020 01:47 PM 422 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

for my dd’s 21st bday gift, i remade her first big-girl bed into a bench. took the bed apart to check for any splits or damage (after all, i bought it 17 years ago!). found the slats that i ended up using for the seat were really nice oak plywood. seems, even thought this bed was expensive – nothing except the posts were solid wood, and even they were laminated with a whole bunch of different parts. everything else was plywood covered in veneer.

sawed the posts from the footboard to use as the front legs, added side rails, then added a support rail inside for the seat slats to fit in. sanded well and painted with my new paint sprayer.

hope she likes it :)

-- Carol

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-14-2020 10:56 PM

Nice bench, Carol. It will have special meaning!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 11-14-2020 11:16 PM

Everyone needs a bench – this is a pretty one.

-- Bstrom

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