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Project by TroutGuy posted 1678 days ago 1757 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 1678 days ago

cool design

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1678 days ago

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 1678 days ago

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 1678 days ago

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 1678 days ago

I like it! Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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John Stegall

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#6 posted 1678 days ago

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

-- jstegall

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Will Stokes

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#7 posted 1678 days ago

The sun came out great. :-)

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#8 posted 1677 days ago

very cool

-- -erik & christy-

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#9 posted 1652 days ago

That headboard is hot!

-- --RoB, Florida

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#10 posted 1294 days ago

Very smart design that warm’s up any room.

-- Paul, Plantagenet, Ontario

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#11 posted 913 days ago

awsome job it ill brighten up any room

-- george Nl,Canada

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#12 posted 2 days ago

Love it.

-- Leonard H.

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