Thursday, October 6, 2016

Headboard Bench


“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
- Albert Camus

I think I use the above quote on my blog every year around this time. I like it because it’s so true and I like the fact that the word “spring” is in the same sentence as autumn. Kind of like an assurance that spring is indeed around the corner, though a distance away yet. :/

Last week I made a bench out of a head and foot board of an old twin sized bed that I want to share with you.

The person I did it for saw the boards at a garage sale for a few dollars and like me, saw potential in someone else’s “junk” so she bought them.  :)


The one section was cut in half and I cut both pieces down to the size I wanted the sides to be, depth-wise. I did this using a skilsaw since I couldn’t lay the pieces flat on the chop saw, because of the posts.


I didn’t get a lot of pictures taken as I put it together but it’s pretty simple, just drilling holes and fastening with screws.



For the seat, I cut a board the size I needed and fastened it to the bottom boards. I also added a skirt along the front for added stability and it looks better with that on..


After a coat of paint, this was the result..






It makes you want to grab a good book and a glass of iced tea, doesn’t it? :)


Thanks for visiting and have a great day!