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i was giving a tottler bed. it is all plastic with the exception of the side poles, they are metal. can it be turned into a childs bench.

 
Posts: 395 | Location: Bainbridge, GA - Zone 8 a/b | Registered: Sep 20, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Still need help on recycling this old toddler bed...any help would greatly be appreciated.

molded plastic with metal sides.....

thanks in advance
Leesa
 
Posts: 395 | Location: Bainbridge, GA - Zone 8 a/b | Registered: Sep 20, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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If you google (convert crib to bench) there are tons of ideas/directions/tutorials. I assume your toddler bed was once part of a crib???

Below is a link to some other crib conversion ideas, as well as benches.
http://consignmentmommies.com/...ID=419&PostID=199031
 
Posts: 9612 | Location: Plains & Mountains | Registered: Jun 08, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Leesa, a gal on another board did one. She cut the foot board in half & used it for the arms of the bench. Not sure what she used for a seat, but she put one in it & then loaded the bench with lots of fluffy pillows. Looked really nice.


"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
 
Posts: 4836 | Location: SW Ga. 8b | Registered: Apr 21, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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thanks Ms Karen, but i have a problem with this bed(not crib). it is molded plastic and i think if i cut the foot board in half, it is hollow, wrinkles nose..

that is where i have the problem with it...i know most foot boards are solid when cut in half. not sure how to handle this or even if it can be turn to one.

but thank you for the help Ms Karen and Mr Conrad.

Leesa
 
Posts: 395 | Location: Bainbridge, GA - Zone 8 a/b | Registered: Sep 20, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by leesa -GA:
thanks Ms Karen, but i have a problem with this bed(not crib). it is molded plastic and i think if i cut the foot board in half, it is hollow, wrinkles nose..

that is where i have the problem with it...i know most foot boards are solid when cut in half. not sure how to handle this or even if it can be turn to one.

but thank you for the help Ms Karen and Mr Conrad.

Leesa


Conrad is a "Ms." too! Big Grin


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Posts: 4836 | Location: SW Ga. 8b | Registered: Apr 21, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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If the foot board is hollow, not sure, but you might be able to fill the space with either a couple of inches of wood (shimmed down to size and glued in) or a good strong wood putty?

Really depends on whether the project is worth the effort to you?

*It is ok to mistake me for a Mr, it certainly has happened before on the boards. =D
 
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oh my, no disrespect intended....just thought conrad was male name....but either way, thank you for the idea...will see if i can fill it in.

leesa
 
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LOL, leesa, I find it amusing.
Totally understand the misunderstanding!=)
 
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If it is hollow could you spray the inside (after you cut it) with expanding foam to make it stronger?
 
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Ms Conrad...thank you for understanding.

Ms Diane...have not thought of trying that..just hate to cut it and mess it up..maybe i should try to build something else out of it. Thanks

Leesa
 
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I have seen these used as a 'flower bed'. Make a box garden any length you wish and the width is the width of the bed frame. Put one on each end and you have a 'flower bed'.
 
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I do not think the shape of the baseboard would work as arms anyway. They look too curved. So why not just use the headboard for the back.
 
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