|Project by SimonSKL||posted 07-13-2009 10:35 PM||9777 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
My name is Simon and I am quite new with Lumberjocks (just joined about 20 minutes ago). I am still trying to navigate thru this website and introduce myself.
I guess I consider buying a table saw as the start of my hobby which was 6 years ago. The project that I just finished is an oak queen size headboard and two night stands for my son and daughter-in-law. The headboard legs are made of two 1 1/4” red oak laminated together and the rails are 1 1/4” red oak. 3/4” oak plywood were used in the left and right panels. Standard tenon and mortise joinery were used for the headboard. I didn’t realize how heavy the headboard was until final assembly. I could not lift it off the floor by myself.
The nightstands are made of 3/4” plywood for the side panels and 3/4” solid oak for the drawer fronts and top. The entire set was sprayed with Minwax Polyshades black stain. Personally I hate to cover such beautiful woodgrain with black but this is the color the kids want. When it is completed, I can still see the woodgrain thru the black stain. It does look pretty good.
-- Simon, Danville, IL