|Project by GaryK||posted 2488 days ago||4909 views||8 times favorited||28 comments|
After a trip to Europe I got hooked on a lot of the medieval buildings. I thought that I would make a headboard to match my mood.
The inner and outer arches are 8/4 honduran mahogany, and the lower solid field is 4/4 solid. The detail work is made from about 40 peices doweled for strength, and a LOT of hand carving. All the joints are splines or half laps and doweled.
This took about a month of evenings and weekends. The finish is a water based dye and poly.
Eventually I plan on making a footboard to match.
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX