Repurposed House Shutters Headboard Footboard

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Project by JamesJMcFadden posted 09-12-2016 05:00 AM 1968 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I repurpose stuff. My sister purchased old house shutters from an antique store in Lake Placid NY and asked me to fabricate a queen size bed frame. I used 4 full shutters for the headboard and cut down 4 shutters for the footboard. The framing is made from poplar from my local sawmill. Finished in 2 coats of milk paint and one coat of matte acrylic glaze. I use a book and the Internet to make sure I met standard dimensions, but other than that I like to work on the fly..

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#1 posted 09-12-2016 04:17 PM

Wow, impressive. So very nicely done and the ‘dressed’ bed really shows off the work well.

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#2 posted 09-12-2016 05:58 PM

Really nice work. Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 09-13-2016 03:04 AM

Very nice job.
I do like the black distressed look. (Partial to it because thats what I do)
Beautiful headboard and frame

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