Crib Turned Bench Tutorial

I am always looking for something to repurpose. I have to admit I love to tear things apart and turn them into something else. When I bought this crib I didn't have any plans in mind, but it is solid wood, I loved the pretty spindles and the price was right! I brought it home and decided to turn it into a bench! These bench's are pretty easy to make as long as you have the right power tools!
You will need:

An old crib

a table saw

tape measure

a drill


wood glue


sand paper


pine planks
For this bench I used the 2 ends. One of the ends will be the back you don't need to do anything to this one

The second end you are going to cut in half with a table saw. once cut you should have 2 equal parts, these are going to be the sides of your bench.

A bench seat is usually between 16 to 17 inches high. I cut 5 inches off of these legs so they would line up correctly on the back and be the right height for my seat.
Next you are going to build a frame out of 2x4's to use as your seat.
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Brooke @ Start at Home
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  • Jill Allen Henderson Jill Allen Henderson on Oct 13, 2015
    I am sentimental and have been saving my boys crib for future grand children (they are 19 & 21). Realizing its out of code now and my not be safe as a crib, I was totally number. Now I'm excited again and I am totally going to do this when the time comes! What a wonderful gift to a future grand child. Glad a stumbled upon this today!!
  • Victoria Eubanks Victoria Eubanks on Oct 22, 2015
    I love, love, love this shade of pink! What is it?