What to do with the old Headboard?

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When we brought a king size bed I did not want to get rid of the queen size headboard because it matched the other bedroom furniture, so I cut the legs off. added the two oak boards and molding, reattached the legs to add 10” to each side. When I show our friends the result they say “It looks like it was made that way”.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#1 posted 02-28-2008 08:30 PM

yah, you mean it wasn’t?? Good job

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 02-28-2008 08:47 PM

Very innovative. It shows a lot of imagination.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 02-29-2008 03:12 AM

Slick idea that is. It looks like it was made that way. :)

-- Andy Stark

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#4 posted 02-29-2008 10:24 AM

Now that’s using your head. Looks like it was always a King size head board.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 02-29-2008 11:33 AM

salvage to treasure… I like it

-- making sawdust....

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 03-09-2008 10:50 PM

Very nice, & also very clever.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 03-23-2008 10:17 AM

That’s fantastic! When I clicked to your link and saw your title and pic, I thought immediately to incorporate what I saw into a hutch or the like utilizing the two side openings with some shaped doors, running the sides right into the legs,which wood become decorative corners, and the mid section between the two arches that wood have had shaped doors added, wood be cut out to make a flip-down cubby with a light up in behind the finial arch to shed light through the crackly-seedy glassed flip-down door.The bottom wood’ve been a couple doors and some drawers… But, on the other hand, after coming in and seeing what was really up, I must say that my first reaction was that i was looking at a “made” headboard. If, indeed, you did do what you say, it looks marvelous. I really like that finial top…if it was mine, Id butcher it or something and put it in my living room on something.

-- Sometimes my wife wishes that she was a block of wood... ;-)

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#8 posted 03-23-2008 01:08 PM

That is a pretty darned good save, Ron. Nice work.

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#9 posted 05-07-2008 05:17 AM

Very nice Headboard.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#10 posted 03-08-2011 08:36 AM

That’s Good Thinking Ron! I sure couldn’t tell it wasn’t made that way from GO!


-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#11 posted 04-06-2011 09:28 PM

That is just awesome, and I don’t blame you one bit.

I agree with the numerous others, great work, it looks like it was intended.


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