Headboard #1

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Project by MOJOE posted 11-20-2012 12:55 AM 1662 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 11-20-2012 04:52 AM

Totally unique headboard ,good job Joe.

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#2 posted 11-20-2012 11:37 AM

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


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#3 posted 11-20-2012 02:26 PM

Neat looking headboard…...Good Job!

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

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#4 posted 11-20-2012 02:41 PM

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 11-22-2012 01:59 AM

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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