I was contacted by a friend of my aunt's to make a baseball-bat headboard bed frame for her son. It was an interesting project and I wanted in. I told her I could make it for her and I was really excited about getting started.
There were many things running through my mind about how to design this bed frame for her son. She told me that she wanted the bats to be able to spin freely and she also wanted baseballs mounted to the corner posts of the frame. I came up with a plan and got right to work. This was a little new for me as it wasn't going to be made from reclaimed wood. It was actually a little refreshing. The lumber wasn't dirty or filled with nails to be pulled out. It was fresh. I liked it.
The first thing to build was the headboard. Once I came up with a plan for the bats to spin I got to work. I ended up drilling holes in the bottom of the bats and running a long bolt up from the bottom of the head board so they could spin. Then I made the foot board. I used wainscoting for the middle of the foot board. I then made the sides for the bed.
After all was said and done it was a fun project and a very eye catching bed ( for a little boy) and anyone that's a baseball fan.