Bamboo Flooring Headboard

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Project by George posted 12-29-2009 06:34 PM 9712 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed a headboard but did not want to spend $400-$500. Bought a box of handscraped 5/8 solid bamboo, (leftover) for $3 that originally was $152 from one of the box stores. Mounted the flooring to a piece of 3/4 ply and trimmed in oak for some contrast. Hung on the wall with a cleat. Total cost approximately $50.

I have two other boxes of flooring, one mesquite, one red oak. A box will cover between 14-16 square feet. If any LJ’s have ideas I’d love to hear them….Thanks!

-- Firewoodmaker "If you can't fix it with duct tape, you have not used enough!"

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John Stegall

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#1 posted 12-29-2009 07:12 PM

Cool use of leftovers! They are great for covering table tops or any flat surface. They would also look good as drawer fronts if you have a project like that in your future.
I have a coffee table planned and will use mesquite flooring to cover the top of it. I had even planned to use it (mesquite flooring) in my headboard (as panels) but got a good deal on two panels from a door manufacturer in old growth pine. That was what I wound up using. Because it sits in front of a window, it had to be attached to the bed.

-- jstegall

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#2 posted 12-29-2009 07:15 PM

That headboard looks great. It’s neat to see alternative uses for everyday items. I really like the look of Bamboo flooring. Great work.

-- Russ

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#3 posted 12-29-2009 11:23 PM

Great idea. I used bamboo as a backslash for my kitchen. I didn’t use flooring though. I used “Bamboo bricks”. You could use flooring too though. I see you already have nightstands but you could make table tops out of bamboo flooring. Great thinking. Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 12-29-2009 11:52 PM

Unique heaadboard.

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#5 posted 12-30-2009 12:17 AM

Thanks for the suggestions, table tops, drawer fronts and especially the backsplash for the kitchen. I would much rather work with wood than tile.

-- Firewoodmaker "If you can't fix it with duct tape, you have not used enough!"

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#6 posted 01-07-2010 03:42 AM

That looks awesome!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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