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Turn a discarded headboard into a beautiful bench!
I found an old headboard on the street last week and with a little bit of lumber and paint, I turned it into a beautiful bench for my yard.

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  • How to make a bench. Headboard Bench Diy - Step 1
    Step 1

    An old headboard
    Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint
    20" x 80" x 1" birch plywood (seat)
    *80" was the width of my headboard so measure accordingly
    2 pieces 1" x 4" x 80" pine board (to frame seat)
    3 pieces 1" x 4" x 20" pine board (to frame seat)
    4 pieces 2" x 2" x 18" pine board (legs)
    1 box of 1 3/4" long wood screws
    Drill
    Paintbrush
    Drop cloth

  • How to make a bench. Headboard Bench Diy - Step 2
    Step 2

    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

  • How to make a bench. Headboard Bench Diy - Step 3
    Step 3

    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 4

    See how I made it here in this short video:

  • How to make a bench. Headboard Bench Diy - Step 5
    Step 5

    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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Laura  W.
Laura W.
great
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