From bed to Bench – make a recycled seat

There is one constant in my woodworking life and it’s not the wood or the tools, it’s my wife, Lisa.  After a long morning in the woodshop, she’ll be at the door saying, “Thought you might like a cuppa,” with a plate of digestives in hand and, “Let’s go sit for a while on the bench,” No, not the woodworking bench (although I have done that many a time)…

And so we walk into what has lovingly become known as the ‘English garden’, a small corner in our ‘yard’ that features a hedgerow and other traditionally English plants. Nestled in amongst the growth is our garden bench. And what is a garden without a bench?!

In this article I’ll be showing you how to turn the wooden head and foot boards of an old double bed frame into a charming garden bench.

Read the full Article here

This article first appeared in The GMC Group publication Woodwork Craft 2017

If you have an old bed and are interested in having a bench made – drop me a line – give as much detail as possible