Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Headboard Bench

For the craft show, I needed a bench to display my pillows, so I went out into the thrift store world on the hunt for the perfect headboard and footboard, so we could make a bench out of them.
I finally found the perfect combo. I liked them because I thought they looked like an old church pew.
First thing we did was cut the footboard in half. These will be the sides of the bench.
Next, Matt clamped the headboard to the footboard sides.
And then he attached them together wtih screws.
While He was doing that, I sanded the seat board and stained it. Matt then attached the seat to the bench with screws.
The seat only turned out to be 11 inches deep. I didn't like the look of it, so Matt added a 2x4 to make it deeper.
Matt also added some boards on top to cover the original seat and the added 2x4. He also added a front trim piece.
I then filled the holes with putty, sanded and painted the bench.
I think it turned out great!
It looks great in my entryway.

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