This headboard coat rack shelf is a little different because the headboard is kind of oddly shaped. It's a long story, but this was actually made into a sign years ago. Then it almost became part of a chair bench, finally it's a headboard coat rack shelf!
Actually, this project was made from the foot board. The headboard was made into a pretty bench. Wow! This bed has a lot of history here on My Repurposed Life! Would you believe, I was able to locate the project where I used that long spindle? It was made into a double pedestal table! I'm sure I used the top of the foot board legs for something, but I can't locate that project.
Old Headboard New Coat Rack Shelf
So, here's the old headboard (foot board) as I found it in the basement shop recently. The vinyl had been removed but you can still see the remnants of the old sign.
I did quite a bit of sanding to even out the finish, so the original words would not be visible.
This project was started while it was still very cold, that's why you see I'm working on it in the basement shop. I had limited lumber, so I trimmed the foot board by cutting off each end on the miter saw.
Add Shelf With Pocket Holes
I used a pencil to mark where I wanted to drill the pocket holes.