Headboard and Night Stands

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Project by SimonSKL posted 07-13-2009 10:35 PM 10445 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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#1 posted 07-13-2009 10:41 PM

They look real good. I’m working on a bed right now, too. I hope mine turns out as well as yours.

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#2 posted 07-13-2009 10:56 PM

Hey Simon
These are great,the looks super well done

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#3 posted 07-13-2009 11:22 PM

I like this as well, the grain does sort of peek through in a beautiful way!

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#4 posted 07-13-2009 11:33 PM

Here are a couple pictures showing the woodgrain thru the black stain. BTW, I understand the black stain is new with Minwax Polyshades.

-- Simon, Danville, IL

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#5 posted 07-14-2009 09:38 PM

I love the look of black stained oak. nice job!

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