Towering blast from the past

December 26th, 2008 in member junk     
junkermidge junkermidge, member
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Feeling a bit nostalgic, so I thought I'd post one more of my past projects.  This baseball bat headboard turned out pretty cute and is perfect for a little boy's room.  It was just a little tricky putting the bats through the top holes.  I had to drill the holes first, cut the board in half, put it back together and hide the seam.  I could have cut the bats and put them in the holes, but I wanted them to be spinnable.  A nail up through the bottom makes that happen. 


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, furniture, whimsical, fun, bedroom

Comments (17)

Kpesrlgirk writes: I LOVE the baseball bat headboard. Is it possible to buy one for my son?
Posted: 7:14 pm on October 8th
tmonkey writes: that is very cool. what a wonderful idea! Posted: 4:16 pm on January 13th
missartgurl writes: I am soooo doing this for my boyfriends bedroom! Hes a diehard Yankees fan and would LOVE this. And bats as curtain rods and blue/white ticking as curtains. Posted: 10:24 am on January 1st
grandmaper writes: This is one of the coolest projects I've seen. What guy wouldn't love this? Great job. Posted: 6:04 pm on December 30th
judithomas writes: BTW......I went to your profile and I love ALL of your projects!!!!! You Rock!!!!

Judi Posted: 6:13 pm on December 29th
judithomas writes: I love this! It is very creative and you did a wonderful job on it!

Judi Posted: 5:43 pm on December 29th
junkermidge writes: Snowman -- You DEFINITELY could make this using hockey sticks. It would be awesome. You wouldn't even have to cut the top board in half, just drill holes big enough for the sticks. Or, what about the net for the headboard and the sticks as bed posts. And another project is if you take three sticks standing up with a hockey puck between (one high, one low) and attach together. Add hooks and you have a coat rack. Or wire up and add a shade and you have a floor lamp, or cut it shorter for a table lamp. Also, you could trim out a big bulletin board. Sorry, I got a little excited! Hockey sticks are great for so many projects! I'm sure your son will love whatever you do. Have fun.
Midge Posted: 5:19 pm on December 28th
CottageElements writes: Fabulous project, Midge! You did a wonderful job, and I like how you made it so the bats spin. You are one talented lady!

Lani Posted: 4:38 pm on December 28th
csudderth writes: What a neat bed! Great job.
Christy Posted: 3:59 pm on December 28th
SnowmanHill writes: Great headboard, thanks for sharing! I wonder if I could make one using hockey sticks for my son?? Posted: 3:45 pm on December 28th
MimiToria writes: Junkermidge I just love the way you executed this project. It is wonderful for a young boys room or even an avid tom boy softball player for a daughter too. Very clever thinking with the way you inserted the bats and left them so that they could spin with the nail. Smart!
Love this-
Thanks for sharing-
Gretchen Posted: 2:35 pm on December 27th
KimberlyMelamed writes: This is terrific! You did a wonderful job of creating your headboard. Thanks for sharing! Posted: 11:33 am on December 27th
AtticusFinch writes: Love this. I have a baseball/softball room. Bats works well as curtain rods too. Posted: 11:01 am on December 27th
bridiemurphy writes: Fantastic! Glad you've kept them whole so they can spin...an added feature of your whimsical, super cool headboard. Posted: 8:37 am on December 27th
shamrockerin writes: I LOVE this idea! Im going to have to remember it in case I ever have children. Great job! Posted: 10:24 pm on December 26th
junkinhart writes: I like this!! You would have to do some saving to get those bats to be so symmetrical.......I would have a stash of bats that wouldn't line up with my luck!! Great job.

Cindy Posted: 8:22 pm on December 26th
Countryinthecity writes: This is really cute! I think any young boy would love this bed. Nice job!
Sue Posted: 7:54 pm on December 26th
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