Posted by Tim Crawford
Re-purposed an old white oak bedhead.
Simple butt joints, glued and screwed in place. I countersunk the screws in far enough to cover with dowel. 3 coat of polyurethane and it was sat in place ready for a red wine and a good book.
The only problem I encountered was the balance point. I wanted a place to store towel and book off the side, but this adds weight not easily counterbalanced. I had limited wood on hand for this project and chose to use some as a counter weight under the longest board. A couple of pieces either side of the lip of the bath and any in the unlikely event it tips it will not lift much.