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Project by Bill Akins posted 04-14-2008 06:52 PM 1867 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last fall my oldest left for college ad took his bed with him. We had an extra bedframe so my wife gave me the idea of making a headboard. This is my first attempt of creating something without a pattern. I sketched it out and used my other sons headboard for measurements. I really put my router table to good use on this project, also I used pocket screws for the first time. Anyway, he loves his new headboard when he comes home for food and money.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#1 posted 04-14-2008 07:07 PM

Bill, very nice job, like the grain selection. i see you had to modify at the end for the iron bedrails. Been there / Done that.

-- When you are at a point in life and you think there is nothing more to learn, then you must understand that you have learned nothing at all. Billy

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#2 posted 04-14-2008 07:09 PM

looks great

-- making sawdust....

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#3 posted 04-14-2008 07:12 PM

Very Nice job, Now he owns you for a bed board as well. Does it never end. At least he does his own laundry.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#4 posted 04-14-2008 07:51 PM

Hi Bill,

This is a nice headboard and I was about to comment on the nightstand until I checked the posting list. This is a nice straight forward design.

Thanks for the post.

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

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