Who: Michael Lucas
Where: Cypress, Texas
The Project: For their 14th wedding anniversary, Michael created a handsome headboard and footboard to give his wife, Lisa, using the planks of discarded pallets, old boards from his neighbor's deck, and a cheap metal bed. "I wanted to keep the beat-up look of the wood without going too rustic," he says.
The Feat: Michael turned scraps into a polished piece by enclosing them in a mitered frame, adding a keystone, and ragging on a hint of color.