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This is a cherry headboard made for our bed. I did it in a mission style, but added a decorative panel in the center.

The panel is bookmatched spalted Red Birch. Another piece I aquired and dragged around in my travels until I could use it.

-- www.consultingwoodworker.com





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Max

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#1 posted 2517 days ago

Very nice. I like the contrast of the spalted Red Birch. What did you use for a finish?

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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handi

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#2 posted 2517 days ago

Thanks,

I finished it with Minwax Polycrylic. I prefer to clearcoat my work, and let the wood speak for itself. I dislike staining wood. If I want a different color, I’ll use different wood.

-- www.consultingwoodworker.com

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Karson

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#3 posted 2517 days ago

Great statement: If I want a different color, I’ll use different wood.

I’m with you. The curly cherry is not too shabby either.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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TomFran

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#4 posted 2517 days ago

Very pretty headboard. Beautiful wood.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Gary

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#5 posted 2517 days ago

Nice project; I agree with your sentiments about coloring wood. I understand why some folks do it, but I’m with you.

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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dennis mitchell

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#6 posted 2517 days ago

Beautiful wood.

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jockmike2

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#7 posted 2517 days ago

Gorgeous looking wood and well done piece. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dan'um Style

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#8 posted 2516 days ago

Hey Handi !! interesting name or is that your handle ?

Nice looking headboard !!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Dadoo

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#9 posted 2516 days ago

Excellent…and I really like how you incorporated the spalted birch panel in the center. Gives the piece real character.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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schroeder

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#10 posted 2516 days ago

beautiful bookmatch and finish. Very nice work, love the style!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 2516 days ago

Hi Handi;

I can’t let this go without some sort of wise crack.

YOU DID WHAT MISSION STYLE?

Okay, now I feel better, glad to get that off my chest!

Regarding the headboard, you did a wonderful job, and the choice of lumber is great, in spite of your choice of words! LOL

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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handi

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#12 posted 2516 days ago

Ok Lee, the proper term would have been “Missionary”! Time to crawl up out of the gutter! But my wife had to come outside to see what I was laughing so hard at! :)

Dan, the “Handi” is a name I’ve been using online for some years. I have a daughter with a walking disability and used to adapt and modify handicapped equipment for folks. The moniker just sort of stuck.

Thanks all for the nice comments.

Ralph

-- www.consultingwoodworker.com

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snowdog

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#13 posted 2516 days ago

Great head board. I hope my wife does not see it or I’ll have to explain why I have not made her one yet.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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CharlieM1958

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#14 posted 2516 days ago

Beautiful, Ralph! The center panel is what really takes it to the next level for me.

I agree with you about staining. Being from the deep south where pine is so prevalent, I grew up with the notion that every project needs to be stained if you want it to look different. Then I started experimenting with different woods, and I discovered that NOT staining has so many advantages! Now I have quite a few partial cans of stain gathering dust on the shelf.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Ken

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#15 posted 2514 days ago

Panel in the middle is exceptional. Cool display of beautiful wood.

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