recycled bed to bench

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Project by Magician posted 08-22-2008 10:09 PM 3677 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This old rounded foot board bed I found was covered with about 7 coats of paint. After cleaning it up and refinishing it looked like a nice walnut bed. After ssetting around for well over a year I decided maybe there would be some call for a walnut bench. This is the result.

-- Merlin the Magician, Wisconsin

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#1 posted 08-22-2008 10:17 PM

Very nice, that came out great.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#2 posted 08-22-2008 10:33 PM

Sorry Magician must be an optical illusion sorry I am llooking at the first picture and the second seem to be different to me! Is this correct ? Is that a piano hinge in the first picture? also beautiful job well done ! I can never understand why people paint these it’s very sad .Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#3 posted 08-22-2008 11:18 PM

well isn’t that something!!!
I never would have thought to turn a bed into a bench!! Brilliant.
and beautiful.
Absolutely love it

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 08-22-2008 11:39 PM

Great idea with wonderful results.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#5 posted 08-23-2008 01:09 AM

Is that solid or veneered ? the grain is fantastic !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 08-23-2008 03:52 AM

What a beautiful chest. You did a great job on this piece. thanks for posting.

God bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 08-23-2008 04:13 AM

Nice bench. Very pretty.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#8 posted 08-24-2008 03:00 AM

Nice Save and beautiful work! I share Alistar’s thoughts on paint and Walnut: why, why, why…!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#9 posted 08-28-2008 10:57 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#10 posted 08-04-2011 03:52 AM

WOW! I’ve been looking at these for sometime now. This one is just beautiful! I love how they all turn out so unique.

-- Janice

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