Headboard - King Sized

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Project by DamnYankee posted 05-29-2011 04:19 AM 1681 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Headboard made of maple. Four raised panels assembled side by side and then topped with a 4” wide top. Hung on wall with French cleat. Took me F-O-R-E-V-E-R to match the stain with rest of furniture. Learned that if you really want stain to take don;t sand to too fine a grit. Had to sand down some to get stain to take.

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#1 posted 05-30-2011 03:01 PM

Rob, this headboard turned out great. The raised panels and rope molding add quite a bit of visual interest to the project. And your finish looks good. Maple can be a challenge to stain but this looks excellent to me, especially given that you were trying to matching the color of existing furniture.

You are right about the sanding. When I am going to stain/dye wood I will stop sanding at 150 grit.

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#2 posted 09-10-2011 05:21 PM

Beautiful headboard.

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#3 posted 01-29-2012 07:24 PM

Great looking Headboard.

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