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Project by Manyroots posted 10-23-2009 01:11 AM 1225 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built both of these benches from old beds I got at goodwill, I gave them both to my sons. Getting ready to start another one from a Jenny Linn. I’m learning as I go…Made a lot of mistakes….

-- The best kind of pride is that which compels a man to do his best work, even when no one is lookin...Jim Moore

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#1 posted 10-23-2009 02:07 AM

Those look sharp. The black one is my favorite. I made one myself a little while back, but I haven’t added the seat cushion yet. Still trying to decide on the fabric. Did you make the cushions also? I want to make some more, but I’d prefer to see how others are constructing theirs first (if my way is wrong, I don’t want to repeat it). For example, did you use brackets to attach the sides to the headboard posts? I just glued and screwed from the backside of the posts on mine. To be honest, I don’t feel 100% on that. Just curious.
Again, those look great!

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#2 posted 10-23-2009 02:29 AM

I had the seats made at a local shop, to attach the sides to the headboard i predrilled and used big lag bolts throught the headboard into the side rails, I see old headboards all the time sitting on the side of the road for the trash, everytime i slow down to look my wife gets mad…i usually bring stuff in when she is gone, but storage is a problem for me.. I have stuff hidden up in the rafters in my shop, just waiting for a use for them…I think all of you understand….Jim

-- The best kind of pride is that which compels a man to do his best work, even when no one is lookin...Jim Moore

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#3 posted 10-23-2009 03:36 AM

Neat use of reclaimed furniture. I would have never thought of that without your post. Thanks. Now I can’t wait for the next auction with a cheap bed.

-- Duane, Iowa

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#4 posted 10-24-2009 04:40 AM

cool idea Jim

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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