|Project by AandCstyle||posted 04-18-2017 04:36 PM||788 views||3 times favorited||21 comments|
My son wanted a headboard for a spare bedroom and this= is the design he chose, but he wanted the finish to match the night stands I did for him. I omitted the inlay because dark inlay would not have been visible and light inlay is virtually impossible to do on a piece that will be stained.
I made the 4” square legs by cutting stock for the 2 side pieces 4” wide (0.75” thick) and the opposite 2 sides were 2.5” wide. Then I cut the corners off at 45* to hide the joints. I also cut grooves in the pieces and added splines to hold everything in the proper place until the glue set. The leg caps are two pieces cut to the octagonal shape and glued together. I used 2 dowel pins in each one to hold the caps in place. The legs are attached to the rails with floating tenons.
The panels are solid wood and are held between the rails by loose splines so the panels can expand and contract with humidity changes. I used 1/4” dowel pins to hold the spindles.
The finish is a combination of TransTint dyes with 2 coats of Target’s EM6000 sprayed on. I will be happy to answer any questions and thanks for looking.