Mom's Headboard

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Project by Budman posted 04-25-2007 02:42 PM 2096 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mother wanted me to make her a headboard for her bed. She wanted it to ‘kind of’ match the rest of her bedroom furniture (dresser/mirror, chest of drawers, nightstands). I took my inspiration from the mirror on the dresser. Even though it was ‘cheap’ furniture, and the mirror was made of plastic, I took the design of the basic form and drew the shape of the headboard. I scanned the image into my computer, cleaned it up, and printed a full size plan which I used to cut my pieces.

I used ash for a strong grain (to match the faux painted grain on her existing furniture) and used a couple of stains to get a close color match, and covered it all in polyurethane. The areas between the boards are padded with some very soft suede-like material.

Thanks for looking

-- Rick, Michigan,

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#1 posted 04-25-2007 03:10 PM

Mom must be very happy. That is quite a project. Good for you.

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#2 posted 04-25-2007 04:00 PM

Beautiful fit and finish!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 04-25-2007 04:30 PM

brilliantly done!! She must be thrilled

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 04-27-2007 09:12 PM

Beautiful job! Great grain patten.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#5 posted 04-28-2007 12:45 AM

Great headboard. And the match looks great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 04-28-2007 07:11 AM

I think it is great that you were able to copy the mirror and produce a beautiful woodworking piece for your mother. I like the finish and the complex curves.

-- John

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#7 posted 01-12-2008 02:22 AM

Great headboard. I love the design.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 04-08-2008 03:14 PM

Thanks for all the good words… This was a joy to build!

-- Rick, Michigan,

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