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Old Bed Made into Bench

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Project by Sawdustonmyshoulder posted 05-26-2015 11:38 PM 1083 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I repurposed this old bed into a bench.

The second photo shows it as I found it at the ‘used’ construction materials store.

The third photo shows the sides that I made from MDF and matched the curves of the back. I also added ball finials to the posts and a turned finial to the crest of the headboard.

The fourth photo shows the bench painted with shop made chalk paint and addition of the seat made from pine beaded ceiling.

The fifth photo shows the seat painted with bright red latex paint.

The sixth photo shows the seat after an application of chalk paint and distressed with a sheet rock sanding pad.

Thanks for looking.

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!





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Dutchy

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#1 posted 05-27-2015 06:47 AM

Clever and nice looking

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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whitebeast88

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#2 posted 05-28-2015 12:45 AM

Very nice bench.I’ve made a couple of these for a customer and were fun projects.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 05-28-2015 02:12 AM

Great idea. Nice repurpose.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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CudaDude

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#4 posted 05-29-2015 06:22 PM

Looks nice. I’m in the process of doing the same to a headboard/footboard my wife picked up. If it turns out half as nice as yours she’ll be pleased.

-- Gary

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