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Project by schloemoe posted 06-27-2017 02:16 AM 1132 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife brought home this metal head board from a bed about a year ago. and I’ve been scratching my head ever since trying to figure out what to do with it . So I chopped the ends off of it and made a bench out of it . Turned out a lot better than I thought it would Glad I didn’t throw it away like I was going to. Haven’t decided whether tp paint it or stain it what does everyone think …................Thanks for looking Schloemoe

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#1 posted 06-27-2017 02:20 AM

Very cool idea looks great.a real original.

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#2 posted 06-27-2017 03:02 AM

Nice work. Great creativity.

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#3 posted 06-27-2017 03:12 AM

WOW!! Super repurpose!

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#4 posted 06-27-2017 03:40 AM

Very cool bench…

I think natural with BLO (boiled linseed oil) would look good… and easy to maintain outside!

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#5 posted 06-27-2017 10:47 AM

Great job! Looks awesome. Very creative use for it!

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#6 posted 06-27-2017 11:30 AM

What a great design to reuse those parts. Sweet bench!!


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#7 posted 06-27-2017 01:48 PM

This bench turned out beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 06-27-2017 06:21 PM

That came out real nice.

On finishing, it would look good either stained or painted. I think it would like good stained, and the metal white would give it character. Like the old wrought iron benched with the wood slats.

-- mrg

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#9 posted 06-27-2017 09:36 PM

For starters. That is a fantastic save! Secondly. IF it were my project, and it’s not, but if it were… I would paint it due to the incorporated metal components.

These repair / repurpose projects really are something special. I’ve gone one LONG overdue that I need to get on soon… You are giving me motivation. Thanks!

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#10 posted 06-27-2017 10:23 PM

Great job! And be sure to give your wife proper credit for finding the metal headboard when people start complimenting the beautiful bench.

Just a suggestion, but a slightly darker finish to the wood – either paint or stain – would emphasize both the metal work and the wood work. I wouldn’t choose anything too dark, just dark enough to give some contrast to the white metal, maybe a nice warm honey or amber colored stain, or if you want to paint something like a wedgewood blue would look nice.

Let us know what you decide.

Thanks for posting.

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#11 posted 06-30-2017 09:09 PM

Very nice work, I normally don’t use stain but in this case I think a darker wood might have a nice contrast to the painted surfaces. In either case I think it looks great.

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#12 posted 07-02-2017 05:11 AM

Nice job Schloemoe and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

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