|Project by Chris Davis||posted 07-09-2007 12:55 PM||2681 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a headboard in black lacquer with sliding doors. This was a project that I built for somebody that payed their down payment, but ran into some problems and had to cancel the order. I kind of put it to the side for a couple months and decited to spray it with the bookcases I posted last.
It is built for a queen size bed. To cut the grooves for the doors tracks I kept the off-fall when I cut out the angle for the inside dividers. I used a daddo blade and set it up on a angle using the off-fall. The daddo was cut a little over a ¼” wide and a ¼” deep on the bottom. The top was about 3/8 deep. The deeper top allows the door to be removed by lifting it up and out of the track. 1/4” plywood was attached to the back of the door.
Tip for assembling soon to be painted items. Break all edges of all pieces before assembling them. This will eliminate the need to caulk the corners where two boards come together. If they are left sharp. When the paint or lacquer is applied it will partially cover or fill the seam but not all of it. This will give the appearance of a bad paint job. If the edge is broke over before the pieces are put together, when painted it will show a continuous line in the corner. This will be more pleasing to the eye, it saves time and looks better than a caulked corner. I thought that might help someone. I used to caulk the corners, which took lots of time and sometimes I wouldn’t get to smoothed out enough.
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