Figured Andiroba Headboard

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Project by Konquest posted 1781 days ago 1641 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.

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#1 posted 1781 days ago

Soooooo nice looks fantastic.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1781 days ago

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.

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#3 posted 1781 days ago

Great headboard & nicely finished!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Stanley Coker

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#4 posted 1781 days ago

Great looking headboard. Nice job!

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#5 posted 1781 days ago

Love the grain and finish. Well done!

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#6 posted 1780 days ago

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

-- Lancaster, PA

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#7 posted 1381 days ago

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

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