Shinto Headboard

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Project by longboarder posted 07-27-2009 02:34 AM 1884 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I Built this Shinto Headboard from a picture in a magazine. It is built out of Jotoba (Brazilian Cherry) which I have had for years and decided it was time for its use. I finished it with a wipe on Poly (satin) and I am pleased with this type of finish, and want to thank all of you who gave me advice to try this finish. It’s Style is a mix of Arts&Craft and Japanese design (hence the Shinto style).This Jotoba is hard on blades and knives I found out.

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#1 posted 07-27-2009 02:46 AM

very nice headboard

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#2 posted 07-27-2009 02:51 AM

Love it – LOVE IT!

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#3 posted 07-27-2009 03:15 AM

Very cool.

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#4 posted 07-27-2009 03:22 AM

Nice headboard.

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#5 posted 07-27-2009 04:12 AM

Nice design. Very unique. Thanks for the post.

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#6 posted 07-27-2009 04:33 AM

Very nice headboard and design. Thanks for posting.

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#7 posted 07-27-2009 05:06 AM

Very pretty!

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#8 posted 07-27-2009 05:08 AM

very nice head board cool design well done

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#9 posted 07-27-2009 01:41 PM

Nice headboard, I really like the smooth lines

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#10 posted 07-27-2009 05:59 PM

Beautiful…well done !!!

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#11 posted 07-28-2009 04:55 AM

Very nicely done, I saw the same ad in an in-flight magazine last summer. Wrote the name of the company down and ordered a catalog from them (for prices, more pictures and design ideas). In case you hadn’t found them, it’s McKinnon Furniture in Seattle, check their website for some great pictures of other Shinto pieces (as well as other styles they have).

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#12 posted 07-29-2009 12:59 AM

Devin, you are right, That’s where I saw this headboard. Ripped it out of the Magazine and had stuffed in my desk for years and finally built it.

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