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Project by fawig posted 01-24-2009 02:40 PM 12944 views 9 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my daughter and son-in-law for their anniversary.

-- "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Phil 4:13





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#1 posted 01-24-2009 02:44 PM

Very nice to look at but cannot imagine dusting it…...actually I can imagine dusting it.

Nice all the same

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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fawig

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#2 posted 01-24-2009 02:54 PM

That’s the best thing about giving woodworking gifts – I don’t have to dust them!

-- "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Phil 4:13

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#3 posted 01-24-2009 04:36 PM

Very nice work!

Dusting? What’s dusting?

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

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#4 posted 01-24-2009 06:05 PM

Great job! This is exactly the type of headboard my wife has been asking me to make for our bed. But isn’t there a saying about the shoemakers kids going barefoot.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#5 posted 01-24-2009 08:41 PM

Wonderful job ! What size bed does it fit ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 01-24-2009 09:02 PM

Great looking headboard. You did a beauitful job on this. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 01-25-2009 12:14 AM

great looking! nice work

-- making sawdust....

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fawig

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#8 posted 01-25-2009 02:57 AM

Thanks for the nice comments – they’re much appreciated! I scaled it up from a double bed to a queen size to fit my daughters’ bed.

-- "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Phil 4:13

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#9 posted 01-25-2009 03:50 AM

Great Work

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#10 posted 06-29-2009 10:43 PM

Awsome board! I’ve always wondered how you get the “tines” secured to the rails? I’m guessing its a mortise but what steps did you take to make them work? Thanks for posting, I really love mission furniture!

-- Jeremy, Rochester, NY

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#11 posted 06-30-2009 07:41 AM

Well done looks great

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#12 posted 06-30-2009 04:44 PM

Nicely done. What did you use for the finish?

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#13 posted 07-04-2009 02:35 PM

The plans I used had an interesting approach to making sure the tines are perfectly aligned. Instead of a true mortise, they used the concept of mortise rails. I stacked several rails and cut grooves with the proper spacing using a stacked dado cutter. These rails were then set into grooves in the stiles and the tines were set loosely (no glue) in place. Because the mortise rails were all cut together, the tines were perfectly aligned.

I don’t know if I described it very well, but if you need additional information, feel free to let me know.

Thanks for your comments!

-- "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Phil 4:13

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fawig

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#14 posted 07-04-2009 02:37 PM

I stained the headboard with golden oak, then used a couple of coats of satin poly to finish it. Thanks for the comments!

-- "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Phil 4:13

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#15 posted 10-18-2009 11:58 PM

Recently joined this blog and love the look of this headboard. I’m thinking about trying this project but am concerned about the joinery. You mention the concept of “mortise rails.” I’m afraid I didn’t quite follow your explanation. Do you have additional info. Thanks.

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