bench recycled from old bed frame

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Project by Magician posted 07-29-2008 04:17 PM 21683 views 6 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bench was made from a very old full sized bed frame. I had to cut down both headboard and footboard to the height that would be correct for the front and back of bench. then make ends bottom and bench seat to match existing wood in old bed.

-- Merlin the Magician, Wisconsin

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#1 posted 07-29-2008 04:59 PM

That is a wonderful bit of recycling! Great creative thinking!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 07-29-2008 05:00 PM

Merlin – very nicely done

-- Legacy Woodcraft

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#3 posted 07-29-2008 05:06 PM

I just salvaged an old bed and was thinking of doing something similar. Yours looks great. thanks for the inspiration.

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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#4 posted 07-29-2008 05:10 PM

you should enter that in the summer contest “one man’s junk” it is beautiful

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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#5 posted 07-29-2008 05:30 PM

Very creative. That is a great looking bench.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#6 posted 07-29-2008 05:55 PM

Now that is just plumb clever! Looks great too!

-- God makes the wood beautiful--I simply rearrange it to make it more useful, hopefully.

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#7 posted 07-29-2008 06:05 PM

Looks good. New life for an old bed.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#8 posted 07-29-2008 06:09 PM

A wonderful job of re-creating. Don’t tell my wife it can be done!


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#9 posted 07-29-2008 06:23 PM

Very creative.A wonderful job

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#10 posted 07-29-2008 06:28 PM

Beautiful bench/save from an old bed. Looks great. Wow.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 07-29-2008 06:45 PM


The ultimate in recycling.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#12 posted 07-29-2008 06:56 PM

I would not have guessed it was a recycled bed. Very nice work indeed.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#13 posted 07-29-2008 08:46 PM

That is simply a wonderful idea, and very creative.

Thanks for posting

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#14 posted 07-29-2008 10:35 PM

A creative idea executed well. By the way what kindof wood is that and what finish did you use? Could you give more details on the finishing part? Also consider posting more pix about the process if you have them. Thanks for sharing.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#15 posted 07-29-2008 10:44 PM

Wow… Very nice.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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