In this post How to make a headboard coat rack, I'll show you how to turn a vintage spool bed into a fun and unique coat rack using vintage coat hooks and doorknobs.
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I felt that this vintage spool bed was not strong enough to make a headboard bench, but it was so darn cute, I knew it was worthy of a fabulous project. Some small repairs needed to be made using clamps and gorilla wood glue.
Vintage doorknobs and hooks will be a great addition to this charming headboard.
Insure your headboard is strong enough to hold your coats
The cross board was not quite thick enough, so I cut a piece of thin plywood to give it some umph. Small things like this make a big difference when learning to do DIY repurposed furniture projects. You never really know what you're going to run into, it's best to be prepared. It's one good reason why I never throw out wood scraps. Scrap wood like this really made a difference in this project. I wouldn't have wanted to rip a new piece of plywood to get this small piece.
Wood glue will give a great hold to this small piece of plywood.
Use wood glue and clamps to add scrap piece of plywood
I love these quick clamps! They really are quick and easy to use.
Add vintage wire coat hooks
Pretty Green Headboard Coat Rack
This headboard coat rack was one of the first items to sell at Glendale.