The Uncomfortable Bench

Twin headboard and footboard that has seen a hard life. I loved the sleigh bed aspect and thought the rounded edges would make great rolled arms. The drama is cutting the footboard in half without crying. It's a sleigh bed darn it. It's like a massacre. I used a reciprocating saw and very steady hand, as best as I could with a saw that moves that much.
We built a frame out of 1x4 pine and fastened with pocket holed screws.
Here it is put together painted and distressed. Little plywood, foam and some fabric and it will be ready to go.
2" foam and outdoor canvas fabric on 1/2" plywood.
Here is the finished product.
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  • Carla Carla on May 09, 2016
    Where do t the outdoor canvas?

  • Duf14925885 Duf14925885 on Jan 03, 2017
    Why is it "uncomfortable"?

  • Barbarann Barbarann on Aug 13, 2019

    I have a queen sleigh bed head/foot board that broke. The wood is solid and HEAVY. I was hoping I had enough to refurb my counters. This is an AMAZING creation!!! Thank you for Sharing!

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  • Dl.5660408 Dl.5660408 on Jun 17, 2017
    Feel your pain cutting the sleigh bed, but it certainly is lovely now and a lot more useful

  • Taun P. Taun P. on Dec 09, 2018

    I have been holding on to a twin sleigh bed, unable to get rid of it because I like it so much. Thanks for sharing your project. Now I have a way to enjoy using it again & take it out of storage.