This is a project I did with my friend Cathy. We picked up this footboard at a local peddler’s mall for $6.00. This was before we realized there were better places to find old, orphaned beds….curb shopping is much cheaper.
I don’t have any “work in progress” pictures. But this is what we did. We cut it nearly in half on the table saw. We measured the width, and subtracted the thickness of the headboard. I don’t remember the exact numbers, but because we “butted” one end up against the other, we couldn’t cut it exactly in half. We used a 1×4 for the brace across the front, and used a scrap piece of plywood for the seat.