|Project by lumberdustjohn||posted 1307 days ago||1781 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
This was a head scratcher, My brother and I made this a year ago for his wife.
Went to a furniture store to get ideas on a Sleighbed design.
I didn’t notice that the headboards were a curved shape and the panel was not. (I pay much closer attention to detail now.)
Well, we routed a curve into the head and foot board post to accept the panel.
1/4 inch panel over that area looked too cheap. 1/2 inch was too hard to bend in shape. So we glued up two 1/4 inch panels bent, glued and clamped into position. We would get one end in and the other would pop out. After much frustration it finally went together.
Top rails on the foot board were made from 2X8 oak. Ripped several cuts almost through it, wet it down overnight and then glued and clamped it to get the curve shape. It split a little but nothing that couldn’t be touched up.
This will stay a one of a kind..
Only blotchy Picture I could find of it.
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