Sunday, February 1, 2015

Chair and headboard bench

This is my first attempt at making one of these chair and headboard benches.  It turned out great and I am eager to get some pieces to make more.

This project started with a pair of these chairs.  While one was very sturdy, the other was not.  It's not easy to fix a wobbly chair and make the sturdiness last.  So, I decided to take them apart and build a bench.

I have had this headboard for a while and am finally able to put it to use.  I did a dry fit test here to see how it would look.

My next step was to build the box frame so everything would be nice and sturdy.

I added the headboard, some slats for the seat and started to paint it.

Once the paint was dry and the bench was sealed, I added a neat tufted cushion.

Here is a close up of the wood I used for the front.  Was probably a dresser skirt at one point in time.

Hope you enjoyed this post.  If you are interested in learning how to make this cushion, let me know and I will do a tutorial.

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  1. hi there - LOVE this!! can u tell me if u added 2 additional pieces of wood before u added the headboard and front piece?? It looks like in the beginning, but then it doesn't.
    thanx a bunch...Wendy

    1. Wendy, I Added the front decorative piece first then the back piece then the headboard. Hope that answers your question. Blessings!

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  2. That's fantastic!! I never would have thought you could build a bench that way! It's fantastic!

  3. that turned out so cute! You go, girl! :) Thanks so much for sharing on Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday.