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Re: Trash to treasure find...

Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:18 pm

Daniel,

Love the cabinets! They'll look fabulous wherever you put them!

Re: Trash to treasure find...

Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:04 pm

Super find, congratulations!

Re: Trash to treasure find...

Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:20 am

Another trash to treasure item. We bought the headboard and footboard for this old bed at an auction for $4.51. DH is in the process of turning it into a bench for me.

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I'll post more pictures as the work progresses.

Re: Trash to treasure find...

Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:36 am

How cool is that bench, now I want to go out and find my own full size bed bench. what is he going to use for the front board and seat?

kurt

Re: Trash to treasure find...

Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:12 pm

Kurt,

He is going to use an old wooden bed rail for the front. The seat part is still a mystery. We are going back to the junk yard I mentioned above to look for something to make the seat out of.

I will never look at junk the same way again. lol

Re: Trash to treasure find...

Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:08 pm

Duh, of course an old bed rail. I'd be tempted to just use a piece of plywood an inch below the bedrail front board and upholster a cushion for it.

Kurt

Re: Trash to treasure find...

Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:18 pm

More pics of the bed to bench project. It is looking pretty good and it is super sturdy. DH can stand on it with nary a wobble or squeak! By the way, I am totally open to paint suggestions if you have one!

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Re: Trash to treasure find...

Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:44 pm

That is a very cool design!

Re: Trash to treasure find...

Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:49 am

Here is a new bench from an old bed that was here in the house when we bought it. Needs the seat and some paint and it's done.

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Somewhere I have a photo of what it looked like before.

Re: Trash to treasure find...

Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:42 am

Nice, what are you going to do with these benches?!
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