|Project by MyChipCarving||posted 10-28-2015 06:16 PM||660 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
54” x 54”
Shellac sealer followed by tung oil
The main challenges I faced with this headboard was to be sure the boards were flat during glue up. I glued up in three phases to make it easier to control. Also, I needed to allow for wood movement when fastening the boards to the uprights. I did this by elongating the holes where they met the boards. I included a photo of the long bit I needed to drill through the uprights. When it came time to screw the uprights to the boards I needed a long punch to mark each hole. I sharpened the butt end of the long drill bit to take care of this need.
I decided to fasten the headboard to the wall using a french cleat as shown in the last photo.
I’m pleased with the finished product and think my friends, who asked me to make this for them, will be pleased as well.
Thanks for looking!
-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996