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I would like to try to make a bench out of spare crib parts we no longer need. The parts shown in the picture is what I would like to use for the back and I have similar parts from someone else's old crib that look somewhat similar that I would like to use as the sides.
I would need to grab plywood and other parts to make the box for sitting and would like to also open the bench portion for storage so I know I would have to use hinges, etc.
Based on the photos, how do you think I best connect the two pieces. Where the pieces come together are holes that just have the threads facing each other at the top and bottom. How would you approach this? I would then use those other parts to make the sides but I'd have to figure out how to connect those as well but I can try to do that later on once I get these pieces together.

Note: Every time I try to adjust the orientation of the photos when uploading on here it never shows properly, very frustrating, sorry.
 

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I would like to try to make a bench out of spare crib parts we no longer need. The parts shown in the picture is what I would like to use for the back and I have similar parts from someone else's old crib that look somewhat similar that I would like to use as the sides.
I would need to grab plywood and other parts to make the box for sitting and would like to also open the bench portion for storage so I know I would have to use hinges, etc.
Based on the photos, how do you think I best connect the two pieces. Where the pieces come together are holes that just have the threads facing each other at the top and bottom. How would you approach this? I would then use those other parts to make the sides but I'd have to figure out how to connect those as well but I can try to do that later on once I get these pieces together.

Note: Every time I try to adjust the orientation of the photos when uploading on here it never shows properly, very frustrating, sorry.
Maybe these will stay upright.
 

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If those two pieces have threaded holes (presumably with some kind of internally threaded insert), I would find out what thread they are (do you still have the original fasteners?) and get a length of threaded rod (all-thread) that was less then twice the "bottom-out" length of the holes. Then screw the tops of the pieces together. Once you have the top fastened together, the bottom piece is easy enough to stick together, using an exposed biscuit join or something, since you won't be able to see the bottom.
 
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