Headboard #1

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Project by MOJOE posted 641 days ago 1086 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, here’s a project that took waaaaay longer than I expected! Construction was a fairly easy process, and I completed my best mortise and tenons while building the doors. Basically just an oak ply frame trimmed in red oak. Center door lifts up, and outer doors open out…....tried to give it a bit of an industrial look by adding the expanded aluminium door panels. It’s for a 15 yr old, so I think it will go over well. Finish is one coat of cabot exterior cordovan brown (it’s all I had at the time) and dark walnut Watco…...light sanding in between coats.

Next up, a series of increasingly longer shelves mounted on the wall behind teenager #2’s bed…...found a cool plan in “family handyman” magazine…........then a low captains bed with 3 drawers for teenager #3…....stay tuned.


-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#1 posted 641 days ago

Totally unique headboard ,good job Joe.

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#2 posted 641 days ago

Hey joe…you can put a chickn in there.!!! just kiddn..i like !


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#3 posted 641 days ago

Neat looking headboard…...Good Job!

-- The project is never finished until the workbench is full of tools!"

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#4 posted 641 days ago

I like it,

I have built a lot of guards out of expanded metal over the years. The looks is industrious. and it looks like it will pass OSHA standards.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#5 posted 639 days ago

It’s all gonna be waaaaaaay more than you expect! Your kids got a great dad!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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