I am showing an older corner bench headboard project. You haven't seen this one, because I haven't featured it. There aren't any “in progress” pictures, but it's pretty easy to see how it's made.
The corner bench was made from a full size headboard.
I still have the foot board in my stash. However the foot board has a small wooden piece that runs horizontally across the bottom with only a large spindle above it. Cathy and I tried to make a bench out of it, but we couldn’t figure it out. Perhaps I can part it out to make some of these spindle candlesticks and more. The posts look just like the ones on this headboard.
If you want to see how to make a corner bench, check out my how to make a corner bench out of a headboard tutorial.
How to Make a Corner Bench
- Cut the headboard in half, minus the thickness of the wood. When butting the two pieces together, one side needs to be about ¾ inches shorter than the other to make the two pieces equal in size.
- Connect the two pieces together by screwing the shorter side to the longer side.
- You will need a back leg, either a bed leg, 2x4 or 4x4. Attach this leg about 2 inches up on the back corner.
- Use a 2x4 across the front.
- Plywood makes a great seat.
- The seat will rest on the front 2x4 in the front and the leg in the back corner.
Making a corner bench out of a full size or queen size headboard is a great option. A full sized bench can be very heavy and awkward to move. However, when you cut the large headboard in half, it's much easier to move by yourself.
The trickiest part of making a corner bench is probably getting the triangle seat correct.
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Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.