Cherry Headboard

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Project by Eric posted 08-27-2009 03:21 AM 1404 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 08-27-2009 03:29 AM

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

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#2 posted 08-27-2009 04:16 AM

Beautiful detail, looks great.

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#3 posted 08-27-2009 05:20 AM

Really very nice headboard. Great work!

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#4 posted 08-27-2009 06:05 AM

nicely done!

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#5 posted 08-27-2009 11:02 AM

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 08-27-2009 12:30 PM

Eric, thats a nice headboard.

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#7 posted 08-27-2009 03:33 PM

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.

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