Headboard help

I have an oak headboard and need ideas for what to do with it, besides use it as a headboard. P.S. I don't want to make a bench...
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  • PEG PEG on Sep 13, 2015

  • Susan Bechamp Susan Bechamp on Sep 13, 2015
    What size is it? Is it a flat panel of wood, recessed panels, carved designs, spindles? I once converted a headboard (Twin) into a child gate to block a stairwell. It was a flat panel . I trimmed it to fit with room for hinges and latch. Since it opened into the hallway and not the stairs, I padded the backside and covered it with fabric. It didn't ding the wall when opened. If I had a larger headboard, I might have incorporated it into the railing of the loft. My sister converted a Jenny Lind crib into ceiling hung pot racks. (spindles were too far apart for today's safety standards to use it as a crib still.)

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 13, 2015
    You can make signs or possibly a rack with hooks.

  • Z Z on Sep 13, 2015
    I'd love to help, but it's hard to come up with ideas for your particular headboard without seeing a picture of it. If you could post a photo you'll get a whole lot more ideas.

  • M'sMammy M'sMammy on Sep 13, 2015
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  • M'sMammy M'sMammy on Sep 13, 2015
    use it as a frame for a mirror

  • Rose Rose on Sep 21, 2015
    Mirror, message board, attach hooks for mugs , picture frame.etc. really need a picture of this headboard.

  • Helen Warner Helen Warner on Nov 21, 2016
    make a bench out of it