This twin spool bed bench is easy to make in a weekend!
Spool beds are difficult to find, but if you get a sturdy one, this bench should be on the top of your list of things to make!
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My friend Cathy and I picked up this twin spool bed last year. I'm sure it was at the peddler's mall, but it's hard to remember.
We built the standard box, however we attached the legs to the outside of the box. (one of the many things we've learned along the way) The legs came from a very rough curbed bunk bed. We made the seat out of hardwood flooring. A friend of mine gave me tons of flooring, it has really come in handy. We sanded the poly shine off of it.
When we first started making headboard benches, we would install the legs inside the corners. Putting the front brace from side to side on this twin spool bed bench, with the legs on the outside definitely gives the bench a more finished look.
We painted this the most delicious "chocolate" brown. It reminds me of a melted Hershey bar!
Over the years, I've changed how I make headboard benches. See my favorite Mission Style Headboard Bench with Storage-The Complete Tutorial
why is outside box better than inside it for legs?
great ideas here.
When the legs are on the inside, the bench may tend to be "tipsy" if it's not deep enough. (from front to back). If you make the seat deep, you can definitely make it easier on yourself and box the legs in on the inside. I did that in the beginning. Putting them on the outside corners gives them a more finished look-in my opinion. 😉
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Kimm at Reinvented
Thanks for linking up to Trash to Treasure Tuesday! I'm lovin' the detail on that headboard. I'm also craving a Hershey bar, I wonder why?
The DIY Show Off
What a cute idea! Love it!
stop by my Goodwill party every Wednesday!
Cool idea! I have been looking for a bench for months and have not found one I like in my price range. maybe I will have to make my own!
Diane@A Picture is Worth....
I have always wanted a bench made like this!
Thanks so much for linking to 2nd Time Around and sharing you new treasure with us!
Anne~fiona and twig
Why can't you live in my neighborhood? Or at the very least, in my zip code? Man o' man, the things I could learn from you! Speaking of which, I am eternally grateful for the furniture painting tips you left me on my blog. You're the best, Gail!
Great bench, I really love this kind! and thanks for the good advice for Anne, she's such a sweetie, and a go-getter! I'm joining you as a follower, have a great week!
Someday when I have an old bed frame that needs to be re-used somehow I WILL make a bench. DARLING idea.
Darling, darling darling!!!
Kara@ Creations by Kara
What a clever idea! I have seen so many amazing projects done with headboards; I have got to get me one. Love your bench!
I love all these headboards I've been seeing being made into benches. I might have to try it. This one turned out beautiful. You did a great job.
What a great idea! Way cute!
I'm jealous!! I want it!! I love how you turned it into a bench. It is perfect!! I love the legs on the outside like that. SOO CUTE!! Thanks so much for the link!! My hubby is from Louisville too:)
this is just lovely...
Oh that's such a neat idea!