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Project by Bshoptime posted 12-18-2009 04:51 PM 1189 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife wanted a new headboard for our bed. She has always loved the craftsman style and fell in love with this one. It is built with red oak and the major joints are held in place with square walnut pegs. There are so many spindles that during construction, I had nightmares about spindles. It is stained with a mix of Cabaret and Dark Walnut, finished with Amber Shellac.

-- Brian

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#1 posted 12-18-2009 04:54 PM

Very nice. Did you mortise each freakin spindle or use a long dado and spacers twixt each spindle?

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#2 posted 12-18-2009 05:04 PM

Brian, great looking headboard. I like the design and the square walnut pegs add a really nice touch. Welcome to LJ’s and thanks for sharing your project with us.

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#3 posted 12-18-2009 05:07 PM

Looks like pretty solid construction and the finish turned out great!

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#4 posted 12-18-2009 05:09 PM

Very nice

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#5 posted 12-18-2009 05:17 PM

Nice looking headboard!

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#6 posted 12-18-2009 06:26 PM

Nice headboard.
Do the slats have round or square peg ends?

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#7 posted 12-18-2009 06:35 PM

Looks vaguely familiar. I love that design! Nicely done sir.

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#8 posted 12-18-2009 06:38 PM

Very cool bed nice work.

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#9 posted 12-18-2009 09:23 PM

Thanks for all the comments. There is a square mortise for each spindle; hand cut too…

-- Brian

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