Headboard Bench DIY

Make a beautiful bench with an old headboard in no time! Watch the short video tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPXwJasjqkU

Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
Moderate
$25 to $50
Full Day
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Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1

    Screw the 1″ x 4″ x 80″ pine boards to each side of the 20″ x 80″ birch ply seat
    Slide the 1″ x 4″ x 20″ pine boards on each side of the seat and screw in place
    Slide the 3rd 1″ x 4″ x 20″ pine board 2″ away from the center of the seat and screw in place
    *This is for support
    Put screws on the sides and on the top of the bench to keep everything in place

  • Step 2

    Next we are adding 3 legs on the front of the bench
    Screw the 2″ x 2″ x 18″ pieces on the inside corners of one side of the seat
    Screw a 3rd 2″ x 2″ x 18″ in the center of the first two
    Screw the 4th 2″ x 2″ x 18″ leg in the center on the other side
    *You will have 3 legs on one side and 1 leg in the center on the other side
    Flip the seat upright on it’s legs and screw the headboard to the side with one leg

  • Step 3

    For my bench I mixed red and blue chalky finish paint to make a deep purple
    I painted the outer frame, legs and bench face purple
    I painted the details and seat in two different colors of orange

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