We have 9 garden beds in our yard. One of our goals this summer was to put a structure piece in each garden. Two of the gardens already had something that we got last year. I showed you the simple DIY bench tutorial that we did here. for our new garden. I showed you the pergola swing I got for my birthday/mothers day. You can see that here if you want another peek. Our next focus became our large oak garden. I thought it would be fun to try a headboard bench. I really like it. It’s a simple, rustic bench. It literally took 60 min.to cut, build and paint.
To make the bench you need a twin size headboard and 2-2×4’s and 2-1×6’s boards. We had all the wood here so didn’t have to buy anything. You can use scrap pieces since you will be painting it as we did below.
I got my headboard at Salvation Army for half off $11.25.
To make the seat measure the length of your headboard and make a simple 2×4 box like shown below. We cut 2- 34 1/2 ” pieces and 3- 16″ pieces. Screw the box together with 2: deck screws.
He then cut 3 1x 6 pieces 34 1/2 ” long. One of the 1×6 pieces he cut 4″ wide. He screwed them onto the box.
Using a headboard provided back legs so we needed to cut 2 legs for the front. He ripped a 2×4 in half and cut them 19″ long. He then screwed the legs to the underneath side of the box.
Add liquid nails to the headboard.
And attach to the box.Carefully screw the headboard to the box. The liquid nails can slip when screwing it.
The unpainted bench.-not so pretty!
We added a coat of kiltz and then spray painted it.
Here is the finished bench in its new home. Nothing fancy, but definitely meets our needs and for the cost of under $10.00 it works great!
Here is the bench next to my lamp birdbath.
I hope you are having a great time beautifying your surroundings! We sure are!!
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