Another fun day working with the Headboard benches. I painted Bonnie's bench white tonight. I used a HVLP spray with water based paint. Sure made the painting go a lot quicker. I just wish I had a bigger compressor. I guess that is the next thing on my tool wish list.
Made a bench a little different from the others that I have made. I made it just like a very very short bed. Again, I used the Kreg jig to assembly the structure of the bench. I used 2x4 boards that I had planed to 1" thickness. I just need to get some cedar fence boards that I can use as the seating. Bonnie claimed this bench as soon as I had it together. I'll post pictures tomorrow after it is complete.
Bonnie and I made this in a few hours today. She found the queen headboard and footboard on the curb back in the winter. It has been on our back porch waiting for us to make this bench. If someone is interested in the bench, send us an email.
Yesterday, Bonnie and I picked up a couple of headboards at Salvation Army. You can look at the photo gallery below to see how they started out. In just a few hours, we created this beautiful twin size bench. Bonnie isn't really happy with me because I told her that I'm going to sell it if anyone was interested.
Using the Kreg pocket hole jig, we connected one half of the smaller headboard to each side of the bigger headboard. I did some framing for the seat and put on some pine bead boards that we picked up at Home Depot.
We have primed it and will be painting in a few days. I'll post completed pictures. Our plan is to paint a ruby red with yellow accents.
I'm a beginning woodworker playing with simple projects I can complete quickly.