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Project by TroutGuy posted 01-15-2010 07:41 AM 2272 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally finished our new headboard. The posts and rails are redwood, and the sunburst is QS euro beech. In order to move the pinkish redwood to more of a sunrise/sunset orange, I finished it with four coats of amber shellac (sprayed).

Mortise and tenon on the rails and posts, and pocket screws for the sunburst. The rays are rabbeted into the back of the sun, to add depth.

All in all, I’m happy with it. More importantly, my wife likes it!

-- There is nothing in the world more dangerous, than a woodworker who knows how to read a micrometer...

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#1 posted 01-15-2010 07:47 AM

cool design

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 01-15-2010 08:49 AM

Wow, what a great design. I love the color and the way it compliments the design. I also like the pocket screw joinery. I have a Kreg jig and it’s the first thing I reach for to keep from doing a tenon. lol.

Thanks for the post,

-- Jim

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#3 posted 01-15-2010 09:35 AM

Very good job! Looks great and i like the colour, looks really like the rising sun.

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#4 posted 01-15-2010 11:56 AM

awesome, love it!

-- - 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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#5 posted 01-15-2010 02:44 PM

I like it! Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 01-15-2010 02:50 PM

“More importantly, my wife likes it!”
Smart thinking! Very nice design and execution.

-- jstegall

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#7 posted 01-15-2010 04:36 PM

The sun came out great. :-)

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#8 posted 01-15-2010 10:23 PM

very cool

-- -erik & christy-

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#9 posted 02-09-2010 11:24 PM

That headboard is hot!

-- --RoB, Florida

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#10 posted 02-03-2011 04:44 PM

Very smart design that warm’s up any room.

-- Paul, Plantagenet, Ontario

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#11 posted 02-19-2012 02:59 PM

awsome job it ill brighten up any room

-- george Nl,Canada

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#12 posted 08-17-2014 08:03 PM

Love it.

-- Leonard H.

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