I made a box with 2 x 12s to the length I wanted it with treated limber, screwed the footboard and headboard into them. Nailed heavy plastic to inside of box to ectend life of wood. Set it in my yard, put rocks broken bricks in bottom, filled the rest with top soil, planted flowers. It's been out there do far by 8 years. A few years ago I stained the wood with deck stain and painted the bed.
That's what I had in mind, but my husband said no way would it work...silly boy! Thank you very much for your answer and I hope you don't mind if I borrow it for myself! Happy thoughts and fairy wishes to you!
Hi Kathryn! It is amazing what can be done when you have the tools and the mindset to get it done. Good luck to you! Merry Christmas.
I love love wrought iron, and I am the queen of quaint, clever, unique ideas. BUT - my suggestion is don't do it! It looks like someone is buried in your garden
Hi, So many people want beds like that for their retro/rustic homes. I'd sell it so it can keep on being a beautiful piece of furniture for someone's home. If it's old that is. If it's newer I'd say go for it. Some people just use them for trellises behind flowers... so many good ideas on line. Good Luck!
here's an idea from hometalk: