A little while ago we made ourselves a taller headboard by tacking trim directly to the wall and then painting the inside.
I wanted to make a bench out of the old headboard.
I totally have to give The Joe props on this project. I started making it on my own and he jumped in and offered to help. I'm glad he did, because he taught me a few things that I wouldn't have considered. First we measured the inside of the headboard in between the legs and cut some support boards. We just used pieces of wood that we already had in our garage so we wouldn't have to spend any money. We used a 2x4 for the back support and a piece of wood from an old bunk bed for the front and side supports.
We snagged the legs off of a kitchen table for the front legs and also popped the corner supports off so we could copy them.
I wasn't even thinking about the bench being way too tall. The Joe told me to measure the height of a regular chair and we should cut the legs down to match.
We put the bottom support system together and then used a piece of 3/4'' mdf for the the seat. We had a few measuring frustrations along the way, and we were both pretty tired from shoveling rocks into our backyard all week, but I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out!