|Project by Bob Costello||posted 02-07-2009 05:50 PM||1167 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Built this headboard as a skill builder. Turned out more of an inventory of the skills I need or improper techniques I use! I know it’s not a difficult project, but I have been messing with home improvement/”box building” for 25 years and now that I am retired I am UNlearning all the wrong but expedient ways I taught myself over the years. Learning from books, Lumberjocks, the internet, Sketchup and DOING. The best part is the DOING. I must say, Sketchup is wonderful in making you think a project through before beginning so you make furniture and not firewood. I most need to learn (1) patience, and, (2) 1/16” is NOT “close enough”.
Since this was a painted piece, it was made of clear pine for the frame and 1/4” vinyl beadboard panels. The finials are actually bun feet with the bottoms (now the tops) cut off. My wife liked these more than the true finials I bought for the posts. Actually, she liked it without finials but I thought it looked unfinished. (After 39 years you’d think I’d know better . . . “yes dear”.)
These days if I’m not in the shop (garage), I’m lurking on Lumberjocks or deep in Sketchup confusion!
-- Bob Costello