HOW TO MAKE A BED BENCH IN 45 MINUTES OR LESS :)

November 17th, 2008 in member junk     
italianpeasant italianpeasant, member
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THIS IS ANOTHER BED BENCH I MADE & ITS FOR SALE!

THIS IS ANOTHER BED BENCH I MADE & IT'S FOR SALE!


 

OK, I'M GOING TO TRY TO TELL YOU HOW TO MAKE A BED BENCH IN 45 MINUTES! YES, YOU TOO CAN DO IT FAST :)

1.TAKE A BED, ANY BED (HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD)

2.CUT FOOTBOARD IN HALF

3.SCREW ONE OF THE FOOTBOARD PIECES TO THE SIDE OF HEADBOARD.

4.REPEAT STEP 3 WITH NEXT PIECE OF FOOTBOARD!

5.USE A SIDE RAIL IF YOU HAVE IT OR A 1 X 6 PIECE OF WOOD; SCREW TO THE FRONT OF THE FOOTBOARD PIECES, THIS IS WHERE THE SEAT WILL BE, SO IT'S APPROX. 14-17 INCHES UP FROM THE FLOOR (depending on your style of bed).

6.TAKE A 1 X 4 & SCREW IT TO THE BACK OF THE 1 X 6 & TAKE ANOTHER PIECE OF 1 X 4 & SCREW TO NEAR THE BOTTOM OF THE HEADBOARD, these two boards should line up as THESE WILL HOLD THE SLATTING FOR THE SEAT.use a level. Make sure it's a level level :)

7.THIS IS FOR THE SEAT, YOU CAN CUT 1X 4 SLATS LIKE WHAT YOU PUT ON THE BOTTOM OF A BED OR CUT A SOLID PIECE OF PLYWOOD & THEN PUT A CUSHION OR COVER SOME FOAM.

IF YOU WERE CONFUSED BEFORE, I MUST HAVE REALLY FRIED YOUR BRAIN!!!!!!!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, cottage, furniture, funky, country, whimsical, family room, living room, bedroom, farm, entry, study, great room, office, sunroom, contemporary, game room, european

Comments (16)

treasureglitz writes: I absolutely love everything you do!! I always look for your posts but I must admit I'm behind, been working really hard for a recent show but now I can relax and enjoy! Thanks for sharing your oh sooooo cool stuff!! Posted: 8:13 pm on November 30th
treasureglitz writes: I absolutely love everything you do!! I always look for your posts but I must admit I'm behind, been working really hard for a recent show but now I can relax and enjoy! Thanks for sharing your oh sooooo cool stuff!! Posted: 8:13 pm on November 30th
ilovetobemom writes: Thank you for the directions. Would you clarify something for me? Do you cut a board the same size as the front for the back and screw into the backboard? Also, I am trying to understand how the mattress sits in it properly. Would you be able to explain so I can try it? Thanks so much.
Posted: 11:49 pm on October 17th
Grama7 writes: I made one of these several years ago and you are right-it took very little time. I used an old crib mattress for the cushion-works quite well if you are using a double bed for the bench. Posted: 3:23 pm on April 6th
bridiemurphy writes: Missed this when you originally posted...maybe next project my husband will do it in less time! This is delightful, love the color...and thanks for the instructions! Posted: 5:38 pm on February 18th
jillruth writes: Great project! Posted: 3:40 pm on February 17th
sweeney writes: Thank you so much! My husband made a beautiful canopy bed with heart shaped head and footboard, for our daughter some thirteen years ago. With her jumping on it and wear and tare it finally saw the end of it's life. I have starred and thought about what I could do with the head and footboard, not wanting to get rid of it of course. I too came up with this idea, but I didn't quite know how to go about it. Now I do, thank you for posting this and the how- to directions. Suzanne. P.S.
Our daughter now has bunk beds. Posted: 7:47 am on January 31st
tmonkey writes: Nice, I will keep this in mind for this next g-sale season. What a wonderful idea and so easy. Posted: 5:42 pm on January 13th
AuntieQ18 writes: You can always use the iron headboard in your garden with lots of flowers and tell everyone it is your "flowerbed." Posted: 11:46 pm on December 21st
kopykatkim writes: Have you done any with an iron bed? I have one and other than putting it in my garden would love to make a bench out of it. Any and all suggeations welcomed. By the way I love your bench bed.

Kim Posted: 8:38 pm on December 1st
italianpeasant writes: CIRLAM, i sell them for $30-$45 :) Posted: 5:26 pm on November 23rd
cirlam writes: Thanks for posting this! I can get at least one project in my garage done & out of the way! Can I ask you how much you sell these for? Posted: 9:19 pm on November 22nd
Diva1 writes: This is a project I've been wanting to try since I junk-picked a bed off the curb! Thanks for the instructions. I love it when we share the "how-to's"! Posted: 10:23 am on November 21st
fellowjunker writes: I so appreciate you giving us your instructions to follow. I will definitely attempt this project one day. Thank you!!
xojanis Posted: 10:05 pm on November 18th
saclark writes: Wow, you make it sound so easy! Thanks for the instructions. I've got a couple of beds that are just crying out to be made into benches. I'm sure it will take me a tad bit longer than 45 minutes though. Thanks again!

Sharon Posted: 1:14 pm on November 18th
georgiamoon writes: Hey it sounds pretty easy when you put it that way. I am going to give a try really soon. I may not time myself but I will let you know how it goes, thanks, geo Posted: 12:09 pm on November 18th
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