Cherry Headboard

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Project by Eric posted 1821 days ago 1285 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was made for a neighbor. The house was built in 1900 and is a colonial with very low windows that swing in to the room. This was my first attempt at steaming wood to bend for the top rail. I learned very quickly that steaming isn’t the way to go! The top rail is actually laminated cherry that I resawed from 5/4 stock in to 1/8” strips to form the 3/4” thick piece.

-- Eric Florida

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#1 posted 1821 days ago

Wow Eric
This is one fine headboard it has a great design and super finish

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#2 posted 1821 days ago

Beautiful detail, looks great.

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#3 posted 1821 days ago

Really very nice headboard. Great work!

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#4 posted 1821 days ago

nicely done!

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#5 posted 1820 days ago

I love raised panel beds. This one is a nice clean design. That larger higher center panel really makes it stand out.

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#6 posted 1820 days ago

Eric, thats a nice headboard.

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#7 posted 1820 days ago

Eric, Awesome headboard! I hope your neighbor realizes how lucky they are to have such talent next door. The design is great no matter where the headboard is used, but designed for under the window is fantastic!. Truly one of a kind.

-- John @

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