Garden Structures forum: Bed frame bench

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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Nov 26, 2013 4:35 PM CST
DH reconfigured this found-at-curb bed frame in under 2 hours. Needs a cushion. Anyone else have any repurposed benches?

With and without flash:

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Nov 26, 2013 4:42 PM CST
Love it!
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Bubbles
Nov 26, 2013 5:00 PM CST
I love it! I've always wanted to do one. I have a few old bed frames I'll never use.
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Feb 3, 2014 6:42 PM CST
I like the flash color better, wish it was that easy to change colors in real life. Good job.
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Feb 3, 2014 11:30 PM CST
Oh well done! I love it!
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Feb 4, 2014 7:45 AM CST
(On DH's behalf) TY!
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HollyAnnS
Feb 21, 2014 11:45 PM CST
They look great Thumbs up
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Name: Wes
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Wes
May 14, 2014 2:39 PM CST
Excellent use of a roadside find!

I've seen quite a few bed benches on the web. I have an old (not antique) Jenny Lind style bed that would make a great bench for the front porch. Would be better yet to make it a rocker but that might be beyond my limited woodworking skills... Hilarious!
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
May 14, 2014 3:15 PM CST
Thanks, I'll pass it on! DH looked at lots of pics and plans before he started working on that. If you look for folks making rockers, you might find the visual info you need.
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mjsponies
May 14, 2014 6:20 PM CST
Keep an eye out for the old style cribs. The ones that have the rods on the sides that the side of the crib where you could raise and lower the side. These are no longer legal to sell ( at least in Florida) so you might run across them, they make good "loveseat" size benches.
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Name: Sandy B.
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Sep 25, 2014 6:46 PM CST
Awesome re-purposing!!
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Sep 26, 2014 7:08 AM CST
TY, Sandy!
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Name: Jeanne
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gardenglassgems
Mar 1, 2015 5:59 PM CST
Just came across this thread, Tiffany. I love the bed frame bench. I have seen these on the internet. Maybe some day I will get around to making one. My DH is not much of a wood worker. Thanks for sharing you DH's creation. Thumbs up
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Mar 2, 2015 8:20 AM CST
TY. Glad you like it! There's a lot of websites (and prob videos) about doing this, several diff styles to choose. DH looked at a bunch before doing this.
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