|Project by J. Curtis Goforth||posted 02-04-2011 05:19 PM||8869 views||8 times favorited||3 comments|
My daughter is four years old and she loves ANYTHING princess. So, I made her this princess castle-themed headboard for her new big girl bed. It is made from 3/4 maple plywood that was painted. My wife made the flags and helped me paint it. It is my own design. I was able to make it from only half a sheet of 4×8 plywood.
I thought it would be really cool to put some lights behind it to light up the windows from behind. I used three lights that are typically used as lighting that is placed under the cabinets in a kitchen to illuminate the countertops, and I added one of those touch controlled three-way dimmer switches to it.
I only have about $60 total cost in this project, so overall, I’m very happy with it. Plus, I have half a sheet of maple plywood left over to build an outfeed table for my new table saw. This was also the first project that I got to use my new Porter Cable table saw on….and it was absolutely awesome! I had a piece of crap Ryobi thing that I bought when I first got into woodworking. That thing was a total waste of $200. This new Porter Cable saw cut through the maple plywood like it was butter with almost no tear out. And, it was so quiet and smooth. Now it’s on to building a new vanity for my parent’s bathroom that they are remodeling. Thanks for looking.