Making A Headboard Bench

Back in October I came across an old headboard and footboard.  I am quick to pick up free furniture because I can normally repair, remake, or reuse the parts.  I’ve seen quite a few “Headboard Benches” on Pinterest and the like so I decided to make one.

I had plenty of scrap wood on hand so this project only cost me $0.50 in paint and the screws I used.

For the legs I glued two 2×4’s together and then cut them down to about 3″ square for the legs.  I added a cove using my router to all the pieces to tie the whole thing together.  This also made the legs look like legs instead of just a block of wood.

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When I attached the head board I made as much of an angled back as I could.  Whenever possible when making a seat or bench make the seat and back greater than 90 degrees this makes it much more comfortable.  

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I used my Kreg Jig to assemble the whole thing and am very happy with the finished result.

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Here’s the Youtube Video of this build.  What do you think?

 

3 thoughts on “Making A Headboard Bench

  1. Great job on the video! I think I might be able to make something like that now that you showed me the steps. The headboard and footer and your coves on the legs gives the bench a lot of character.

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