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Blog entry by MOJOE posted 1721 days ago 663 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I spent Thursday afternoon looking through 2 Home Depot’s worth of birch plywood. I finally found 3 pieces that suited my needs. I actually found a 1/4 sheet that had some very procounced dark brown streaks (maybe spalting…not sure) anyway, I used it for the center of my headboard panel. I also routed a rabbit/groove in the back side to accept the panels, and put in ogee around the perimeter of each panel in the front. Today I cut the panels to fit and glued them up. I also drilled out about 50 mortises on the drill press, but am not absolutely happy with them, so some router table or table saw work will need to be done. Anyhow, here are a couple pics of the headboard. Sometime in the future I will spray on the shellac finish.
Later,
joe

By the way, considering using maple for the slats on the sides and front. Thoughts?? Will this look odd to have a lighter color wood against this much birch??

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1721 days ago

Hey Mojoe
beautiful headboard.very well done

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#2 posted 1721 days ago

Looks pretty good. Good work.

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#3 posted 1721 days ago

Fantastic wood selection. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#4 posted 1721 days ago

it sometimes pays to dig through the pile.

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