A Bed Turned Bench

Surfboard: A Bed Turned Bench

I saw this bed at my local Goodwill and practically pushed over an old man to get to it!  I had already made two twin headboards into a bench and had been looking for another bed to make into one.  Building is addicting!  I knew once I had this bed safely tucked into the back of my truck I was going to paint it with American Paint Company Surfboard.
Before; boring, dated bed.   (No, the footboard isn’t already cut, that would mean I forgot to take a before picture and I never do that)
Here is the footboard cut in half to make the sides, I cut it with a skill saw.  Super easy!
I used my Kreg jig to make pocket holes so I could join the sides to the back.
This is what the holes look like, little pockets.
Sides and back joined together.  I made four pocket holes on each side.
The color I was inspired to use, American Paint Company, Surfboard
Closer look, soft gorgeous turquoise blue.
All put together with 2 x 4s along the front and back to support the seat.  Paint is still drying but I only used one coat.
This one board was cut at both ends so I had to touch it up with my favorite mix of stain.
Pretty close match, could have used a little more but I was too lazy!  How do you like it?

Guest post courtesy of Weathered Pieces.


  1. Jill, this turned out AWESOME!! Love the contrast of the bright whimsical Surfboard against the weathered wood!! Great work!!

  2. You did a fabulous job on this! Now I need a Kreg Jig! Love the color.

  3. Chantelle Deimling says

    I’ve always wanted to make one of these benches! Thanks for sharing, now I’m off the find and old bed.

  4. This turned out beautiful! The color contrast is stunning. I have a number of old beds in storage, now I’m going to be brave and try this!

  5. Way to go Jill! You must have a workshop full of tools.

  6. You’re awesome! I have collected a a few head boards as they are too pretty to dump. They turned out awesome!!!!! Many thanks’

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