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Project by Wayne Samples posted 148 days ago 548 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some time back my Wife and I decided we wanted new bedroom furniture. We didn’t want to pay several thousand dollars so we decided to repurpose our old dresser and chest and build a new bed and headboard. We modified the top three drawers on the chest and added doors. I added crown molding to the top and raised the entire chest with 12” X 3” tapered legs. The top drawers in the dresser were replaced with baskets. Both pieces then got new hardware, and several coats of semi-gloss black and then a clear coat. The headboard was pretty simple. The post were constructed of 3” select pine, and the back was 3/4 ” plywood. Add some crown molding and a few pieces of trim and you have a pretty nice headboard. The good thing is, my Wife and I done this project together and only spent about $400.00 on everything. This is my first post to LJ, but I have been reading post and enjoying the great work done by other members for some time now.

-- Wayne Samples





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dbhost

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#1 posted 148 days ago

While not my particular style, I really like how you pulled it all together… Very interesting use of architectural trim for sure! Looks good…

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woodchuckerNJ

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#2 posted 148 days ago

Pretty nice, but like dbhost said, interesting trim, I think you went overboard on that, as it looks top heavy, and will probably poke your eye out.

Otherwise nice job.

-- Jeff NJ

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 148 days ago

To each their own. I think you did a nice job of it.

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Todd

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#4 posted 148 days ago

I like it. Great job!!!

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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Danpaddles

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#5 posted 147 days ago

You are very creative! ‘Repurpose’ might not be the the right term. Try- REINVENT! Your ability to make the old things adapt to new ways and new styles, is to be commended.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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Wayne Samples

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#6 posted 147 days ago

Thanks for the comments. It was a fun project for my Wife and I.

-- Wayne Samples

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Fishinbo

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#7 posted 141 days ago

You did a great job, they came out really great looking. Like the dark finish and the modern style. Great job!

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