Barb C
Barb C
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  • Mayfield, MI

Simple Rustic Headboard Bench Tutorial


We have 9 garden beds in our yard. Our goal was to put a structure piece in each garden. I thought it would be fun to try our hand at a headboard bench I had seen on Pinterest. It’s a simple, rustic bench. It literally took 60 min. to cut, build and paint and it was under $10.00, my favorite kind of project.
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Does this bench look like it was made from a headboard?
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Not only was it made from a headboard but it was made from this ugly headboard. I bought the headboard at Salvation Army for $11.25 and SCORE it was 50% off that day so I got it for $5.13
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My husband built a seat and legs for the bench from wood that was leftover from a different project. He then attached the headboard to the seat and legs using Liquid nails first and then screwed it.
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Here is the finished headboard bench sitting in our garden. It adds so much character to the garden space. You can find a complete tutorial on my site so that you can make this bench yourself. Start keeping your eye open for a cheap headboard so you can make your own!

Suggested materials:

  • 1 twin headboard  (Salvation Army for $5.13)
  • Peices of Scrap wood  (We had wood leftover from various projects.)
  • Liquid Nails  (Menards)
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  • Jennifer Dreher
    on Apr 17, 2017

    This is super cute! I've just decided to whittle a corner of our small backyard to add a bench and wanted to try up cycling an old headboard! Love it!
  • Barb C
    on Apr 18, 2017

    Awesome Jennifer! You will love it and it's easy to do. 😀
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