LumberJocks

Figured Andiroba Headboard

  • Advertise with us
Project by Konquest posted 10-06-2009 06:01 AM 1661 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In the constant ying and yang tug of masculine vs. feminine going on in my master bedroom, it was my turn after some window treatments tilted the scales toward girlie. I wanted to make a beefy looking headboard with oversized posts and a simple yet classy design. I also wanted to finally build a piece that ties into the dresser and bedside tables I made earlier (see my projects). This wood is Andiroba and is reallly affordable. It was presented to me at the lumber dealer as an affordable alternative to Mahogany, but after carefully choosing the best stock, I found that the figure was absolutely wild! There are pieces that have the curly look of fiddleback maple and the ribbon striping of sapele all in one board. Rather than take pics of it attached to the bedframe with pillows and everything, I thought I would show it to you in it’s full glory. Some of the pictures are without the beveled top but those were the best ones for showing what the wood looks like. FYI finish is 4 coats of Arm R Seal.

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.





7 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112325 posts in 2266 days


#1 posted 10-06-2009 06:03 AM

Soooooo nice looks fantastic.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View bake's profile

bake

356 posts in 2367 days


#2 posted 10-06-2009 06:08 AM

very pretty wood and great craftsmanship!

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

View woodworm's profile

woodworm

14129 posts in 2280 days


#3 posted 10-06-2009 07:47 AM

Great headboard & nicely finished!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

View Stanley Coker's profile

Stanley Coker

210 posts in 1885 days


#4 posted 10-06-2009 11:58 AM

Great looking headboard. Nice job!

-- Stanley, North Georgia

View Vincent Nocito's profile

Vincent Nocito

442 posts in 2053 days


#5 posted 10-06-2009 12:15 PM

Love the grain and finish. Well done!

View RobFisher's profile

RobFisher

16 posts in 1886 days


#6 posted 10-07-2009 03:20 AM

The simple design showcases the beautiful grain very well. Nice job.

-- Lancaster, PA

View Napaman's profile

Napaman

5361 posts in 2766 days


#7 posted 11-10-2010 06:58 AM

wow…I will have to look for andiroba…the photos actually show it—-so in person it must really dance in the light…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase