The first step to any headboard bench-decide on the legs
Add the side skirts
Make sure kingsize headboard bench is level
Attach front apron
I didn't have clamps that were long enough to hold my front and back aprons in place while I attached them, so I used some scrap wood cut to size to be my spacers and hold up my 2x4 aprons. Then I glued and screwed them on with pocket holes on the inside, and of course checked for level on front and back too.
The kingsize headboard bench came together quickly
This is what I had so far. This really was a quick build, I love how fast it came together.
Pocket holes on braces make this bench sturdy
Using more scrap 2x4's I drilled 1 ½'' pocket holes with my Kreg Jig, and used 2 ½'' pocket hole screws to attach the seat supports. I made them flush with the top of the front and back aprons. This is a super sturdy bench!
You may need to notch your seat where it meets the kingsize headboard
Paint and stain king size headboard bench
Very large headboard bench on porch
It looks very "Kingly" don't you think! Ha ha, pun intended. 🙂
I told the dance studio I wanted to volunteer to make this last year...ummm, I think better late than never is a good rule of thumb. I am happy I finally just did it...and it only took one day to build so I am feeling a little sheepish! Oh well, my life is crazy right now so it's all good.
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