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Mission style head and foot board

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Project by TimF posted 1870 days ago 2654 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a mission style head and foot board. My wife made me make it. She’s in the photo. She could not understand why she has such a nice dresser ( the highboy ) but we don’t have a head and foot board. The original plans called for slats to be squared off. It’s not that much harder for them to be rounded over and fit into the openings. I used cherry on this. This is a lot of wood and a lot of it will be wasted. To do this you need 2 routers, planer, bandsaw, table saw and a good dust collection set up. Hey guys if I didn’t build this I would be posting photos of the pie crust table. I’m the boss…..........But I guess she is the one in charge. And also, my wife loves browsing the photos of the other projects that are posted here.
Add on. The finish is reduced lint seed oil 1/4 mineral spirits 3/4 lint seed oil. After that it needs to sit for a while. That is what I did. BUT if I had my way it would have gotten about 10 coats of shellac and waxed also.
Add on 2. The slat holes aren’t motised the upper and lower cross pieces are lamenated together. I used 2 routers to plow out the material. With the pieces clamped side-by-side. One with a straight cutting bit and the other had a bull nose bit. There was a jig also





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Vincent Nocito

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#1 posted 1869 days ago

Nicely executed. How did you finish the piece?

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1869 days ago

well done Tim very nice bed

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#3 posted 1869 days ago

Tim, you have done an excellent job with these pieces. I happen to be a fan of mission style furniture and cherry is my favorite wood so what is not to like about this project!! I am sure that the thrill of cutting those mortises wore off rather quickly. :)

Nice job and thanks for the post.

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CaptainSkully

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#4 posted 1869 days ago

Wow! The highboy is so incredibly nice, the headboard/footboard must’ve been a cake walk in the park. You’ve posted an incredible gallery of projects in a couple of days. Thanks for helping raise the bar on LJ’s. Keep up the phenomenal work.

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Chris Davis

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#5 posted 1869 days ago

Great Job. Keep the boss happy.

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jm82435

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#6 posted 1869 days ago

looks great! Pie crust table? I can see is the secretary desk back there, and the fretwork, you are holding out on us! Welcome to LJs.

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#7 posted 1227 days ago

Tim, thats a nice looking bed.

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