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Project by whitebeast88 posted 533 days ago 1423 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

a customer brought me a twin size head and footboard wanting it made into a bench.so the headboard i was able to keep intact,but the footboard i had to cut the bottoms of the legs off about 2 1/2” and took the rails and spindles off.the rails were attached using m&t and very loose,but someone had put about 20 nails in each for me.so i filled in the mortise holes and was able to build the seat.it turned out pretty good in my opinion.the bench turned out to be very sturdy also.the last picture is when she finished it.thanks for looking any crituques or comments are welcome.

marty.

-- Marty.Athens,AL





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 533 days ago

Nice looking bench. Good salvage.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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whitebeast88

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#2 posted 533 days ago

thanks monte.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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bowtie

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#3 posted 533 days ago

good looking bench, great way to recycle an old piece of furniture.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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BusterB

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#4 posted 533 days ago

Marty Marty Marty…...that is a great build bud….very creative use of recycled materials. Good job bama…...

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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whitebeast88

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#5 posted 533 days ago

thanks bowtie and buster.i’m just trying to keep up with the nice work ya’ll do!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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kiefer

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#6 posted 532 days ago

That is a nice bench you build using the old bed components and almost funny as one of my daughters ask me a while ago to make a bench from a four poster bed I made for her thirty years ago .
It almost broke my heart when she ask but at least it will serve a further purpose and wont just sit in the basement in pieces . .

-- Kiefer 松

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 532 days ago

Great use of old material, why buy new when you can get something like this? Nice work.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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prattman

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#8 posted 532 days ago

Marty, I really like your bench build, its a great save. Have to admit I’m not crazy about HER finish job, but your work is great.

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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whitebeast88

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#9 posted 532 days ago

thanks everyone for the kind words.i thought it was a neat idea to use an old bed.its something i think is unique.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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JoeinGa

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#10 posted 532 days ago

A new antique!
How quaint, you’d never know it was once a bed.

Nice job

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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shelly_b

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#11 posted 522 days ago

wow awesome idea, i love it! i may have to use this sometime soon:)

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#12 posted 522 days ago

Nice job, tastefully done!

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Grampa_Doodie

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#13 posted 513 days ago

Love it Marty!! Nice job.

Dale.

-- If at first you don't succeed...DO NOT try skydiving.

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AngieO

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#14 posted 456 days ago

Great job. I’ve wanted to make one of these. Never have found a bed yet to even try. Thanks for sharing.

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