Oak Headboard

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Project by ganders posted 12-09-2009 02:12 AM 3282 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The original plans had thin slats with gaps in-between. I did not like that style so I used wide slats and no gaps. Made from white oak, stained with “natural stain”, one coat of gloss polyurthane. Soon I will start the nightstands and dresser to match.

-- A famous poet once said: “There is a name hidden in the shadow of my soul, the name is wood. Sweet, ever beautiful, earth grown wood. It warms my heart and brings a tear to my eye.”

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#1 posted 12-09-2009 04:59 AM

Great Headboard.
I agree with you to get rid of thin slats with gaps, they usually tend to collect dust.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 12-09-2009 05:01 AM

Very nice head board,

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 12-09-2009 08:46 AM

very nice

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#4 posted 12-09-2009 05:07 PM

Great job and the style is perfect with the oak grain! I really like it!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#5 posted 12-10-2009 03:31 AM

Nice headboard!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#6 posted 09-19-2010 10:14 PM

Very nice! I like this very much. You might want to think about multiples coats of polyurethane. Just some more protection for it.

-- "Measure twice, curse once"

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#7 posted 10-01-2010 03:24 AM

I like it!! What did you use for the main side posts? I’m looking to do something similar, but I’m brand new and don’t know what to use for the posts. I’m thinking 3×3…?

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