Louvered door headboard

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Project by EMT_Diver posted 02-21-2013 08:08 AM 3573 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Louvered door headboard
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My wife asked for a new headboard; fast forward and here you have it.

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#1 posted 02-21-2013 11:48 AM

Nice job

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#2 posted 02-22-2013 09:21 PM

It’s beautiful and has a great build. Great work!

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#3 posted 02-22-2013 09:50 PM

Really nice job.

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#4 posted 02-23-2013 01:20 AM

Thanks. It was fun. We recently moved and I have my first actual workshop. And by first actual I mean half a two car garage and not a tiny over crowded storage shed.

The build started with one side of a pair of louvered doors cut in half basically going from two pieces to four. This is where I made my first obvious but completely overlooked discovery about the project. The number of slats and thus the lengths in upper and lower halves of the doors aren’t equal. I used the router table to remove the wedge that holds the center of the doors together, separated the sides, removed the extra slat/s, shortened the sides and resinstalled the removed end section. I should have taken a photo to help explain it, but you’ll see what I mean if you decide to duplicate this build. This was my first wood working project aside from things like fencing, decking etc. since middle school (years and years ago), and my first attempt at laminating boards, mortising, routing and using dowels instead of screws. Basically a whole lot of firsts all in one shot. After googling integrated router tables I decided to build one and along with it came the fence. The two mini projects played a key role in completing this project. I’m a member a few forums (not wood working related) and decided I wanted to research the next one before joining because I’ve found the hard way once you’ve joined a crap forum you’re often stuck; I didnt want to make that mistake again so I kept book marks of the best pages that answered my googled questions and then went back to see which site gave me answers and not a load of BS. I have to say that lumberjocks took the cake and then some. I’m looking forward to many more projects and answered questions.

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