Salvage bench made from old chairs and a headboard

Craftster user Sharon.S made this swell bench out of broken-down chairs, a "decrapitated head board" and various bits and pieces. "I am an a self -taught artist and I build furniture out of salvage. I have never entered a contest before, but think this'll be loads of fun! The first picture is of two chairs that were all wonky and shaky. I cut them apart and used them for the ends of a bench. The back of the bench is made from parts of a decrapitated head board. This whole project (except for the 2X4 frame underneath) is from curbside salvage." Link (via Craft)


  1. That’s a fabulous bench — it has a nice sort of steampunk flavor to it as well. Sharon did a dandy job of recycling those materials.

  2. I want to live in a neighborhood where people leave matching sets of lyre-backed klismos chairs on the sidewalk.

  3. It almost looks like he made a bookshelf underneath the bench just for you, Cory D. To store those old mini-Shakespeare volumes you got in London.

  4. Beautiful work. I am concerned that the middle mightn’t be as strong as the sides, but the new frame she says she used I assume would compensate. I wonder whether victims of natural disasters might appreciate some new furniture made from the detritus of their heirlooms as some form of continuity.

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