While I typically make projects based on up-cycling or refreshing old furniture the most recent I did had a little more meaning. The project consisted of 2 wooden planks, savaged from the bed frame which was my father’s.
It sounds a little morbid when I say it but he loved to sleep. And he died in his sleep. It was a water bed, but the framing was beautiful and the wood was a dark stain probably oak. I wanted to use it to make something he would be proud of.
I come from a short line of carpenters, my grandfather and for a short time my father.
Last Father’s Day I had planned to make a bench for the entry way of my childhood home which I had intended (at the time) on buying. Luckily I was too out of sorts to complete the project and as a result the wood remained in a pile for later use.
This year I did it. It was 2 planks of wood and two iron square legs (purchased from etsy so I know someone made them with love).
It took me 15 minutes to screw in the legs and it came out reminiscent of the pottery barn style bench associated with a farmhouse table, valued at $799. I made this with love and $80 plus shipping.
This was the inspiration :
I’m planning to get a wood burner to burn in a memorial statement to him.
Overall it was fun and I’m glad I finally honored him with a seat and a fabulous statement for my bedroom.