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.
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.
I used my Kreg Jig to assemble the whole thing and am very happy with the finished result.
Here’s the Youtube Video of this build. What do you think?