This was actually the first bed I bought with the idea of making a bench.
Sometimes it just takes me a while to execute the plan. I have to circle it, stalk it, and finally attack when it's sleeping. Oops, sorry! That was chocolate! But the principle is the same. Only, I have more "will-power" when it comes to furniture.
I took my own advice from my previous experience, and painted the bench seat before assembling the bench. This is just a dry-fit in order to measure random parts to create bench arms. I also sprayed glossy white paint into the routed design, with plans to paint the rest a soft Oops green.
After digging through the scrap pile, I found some crib rails that were the right height for bench arms. In order to place the turned cross piece at the bottom, I had turned the footboard upside down, which left the thingies the wheels or feet went into showing on top.
But, I had cut off pieces to match the footboard to the seat height, so I used dowels and glue to add "finials" and cover the metal thingies (What are those called, anyway?)
Next up, rolling on paint. And painting... All. Those. Spindles.
Another project down and more stash actually used. See, kids, you don't have to call the Hoarder's show yet!
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