IKEA Bed Headboard becomes an itty bitty stand – Recycling and IKEA hacking

I needed a stand for a wine chiller. Wine fridge? Wine cooler? Bartles and Jaymes?

Complete shot first:

It’s on the left. Under the wine device.

I had this extra bed headboard (and tailboard? is that a thing?). It’s from IKEA. It’s made of wood. I hate throwing good wood away. I’ll burn/crush/destroy and otherwise exact lament upon particle board furniture all day long but in its original native tree form I have an affinity with it; I want to see it live anew; this respect is akin to a steak versus chicken nuggets.

Enter bedframe/headboard/tailboard/woods:


I cut it down so the legs were all equal and gave them a staining.

Cutting / Staining

I then cut the thin back board and linked them together with some dowels and wood glue to give it some rigidity and to get it to the right size.

Still Staining

I used some spare wood I had lying around as a topper for it and snapped up a segment of 1×2 (these not shown) to the back as a brace.

Voila: recycled.