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2012 - Volume #36, Issue #1, Page #32
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Bench Made From Old Bed Frame

An old wooden twin bed frame can be turned into a dandy bench, says John
Dietzman, Delavan, Wis.
  His “bed bench” measures 4 ft. wide and is constructed entirely from the wooden frame from an old twin bed. The headboard serves as the back of the bench and provides the rear legs, while the footboard provides the front legs and armrests. The bed’s 5-in. wide side rails were used to make the seat, with Dietzman cutting the rails to a 14-in. length. He added clove molding on front and back to cover the ends of the seat boards.
  “It looks nice and makes quite a conversation piece,” says Dietzman. “It’s all natural, with no paint or stain. The only parts that aren’t off the bed are a pair of 2 by 2 boards that extend from one side of the bench to the other to support the seats.
  “I get the beds from the local Goodwill or Salvation Army or at garage sales and resale shops. Over the years I’ve made about 15 benches like this, including some made from queen and double wide beds. It takes at least 3 hours to make each bench.”
  Dietzman says he’s willing to build bed benches for others.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, John Dietzman, W7955 Creek Road #626, Delavan, Wis. 53115 (ph 262 903-6474).
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2012 - Volume #36, Issue #1