Twin Bed Pine Headboard

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Project by woodshaver (Tony) posted 09-06-2012 02:29 AM 3076 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A neighbor need a headboard. She said just make me a twin bed headboard whatever you come up with will be ok with me! So today I went at it and made her this.
At Home Depot I found some pine 4/4 X 4’ stair treads. I bought 2 for $22 bucks. I also picked up a few bolts, nuts and washer to attach it to the frame. Drilled about 64 holes and few dowels and glue later and it’s done. The finish is sanding sealer under a Lacquer finish. The total cost was just about $50.
Thank for looking in!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#1 posted 09-06-2012 03:45 AM

glad I’m not the only one that goes to a store and looks at something like a stair tread…. and thinks “hmmm I could make _ out of this instead” Nice work!

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#2 posted 09-06-2012 04:22 AM

It will look very nice when complete.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 09-06-2012 04:44 AM

It looks like will come togather very nice looking one.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 09-06-2012 05:04 AM

Ah, re-purposed pine stair treads for a head board what a novel thought. You have just given me another material option for my Renaissance Chair project buddy. Thanks :). Super looking job as usual.

I’m with you on the finishing, my best friend is spray lacquer :).

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 09-06-2012 05:33 AM

I like it…...........

-- mike...............

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#6 posted 09-06-2012 10:29 AM

The best part is the looking for the right wood. I am a big fan of salvage yards. Nice job Tony

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 09-06-2012 11:19 AM

Nicely done Tony. Gr8 job on those dowels

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 09-06-2012 11:54 AM

Very nice..great job

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#9 posted 09-06-2012 12:45 PM


This is another great project Tony! Can’t wait to see more of your projects!

Keep up the great work!
Your buddy,

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#10 posted 09-06-2012 01:00 PM

Thanks AJ and everyone for the nice comments !

Dowels can be a real pain in the bottom side if yoiu don’t line everything up just right. I had to re-drill 2 holes, I guess I didn’t tighten up my dowel jig enough and it moved on me. But 2 misses out of 32 holes is not a bad score! But I still count them as a “hole in one” LOL!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#11 posted 09-06-2012 05:07 PM

Looks amazing! I am very impressed with the results.

Check out we basically make your sketch into a 3-D model. It’s quick and affordable. We turn your drawing into a 3-D image you can see before you build your next project.

Keep up the awesome work!

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#12 posted 09-06-2012 07:37 PM

Thanks Andrew,
Sounds like your sketch’s could come in handy for some applications. My mind works in the same way. I can see what I want to build before I build it. Once I know what I want I do the build in my head. My wife and neighbors think I’m a little “not Normal” but in a good way. They say they don’t know anyone that can do what I do. I told them to go to you can find more people like me there. They are a great bunch of people.


-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#13 posted 09-07-2012 01:39 PM

Very nice. I really appreciate the last picture showing the dowels and layout prior to assemble. It falls into the category of “a picture is worth a thousand words” and it answers many questions about the build…....well done.
Don’t forget to use pre-stain conditioner on that pine before the stain to avoid blotchiness.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#14 posted 09-08-2012 12:33 AM

nice headboard love the dowel joinery.i’ve been contemplating trying it for awhile.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#15 posted 09-12-2012 04:27 PM

Oh now that looks very nice!

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