Walnut HeadBoard

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Project by griff posted 08-06-2008 08:33 PM 3816 views 10 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Heres a headboard I just finished for a lady here in town . It will go with the walnut blanket chest I built earlier. She has been furnishing the lumber, and there has been some very nice boards. I made the panels on the table saw, again, a lot of sanding, but wanted to match the chest. The panels were cut from 4 different boards, almost two different book match. I made the crown molding on my 725 WoodMaster . The headboard is 60” tall and around 84” wide, and is very heavy. It has eight coats of gloss lacquer. Hope yall enjoy it.

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

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#1 posted 08-06-2008 08:48 PM

Nice headboard, that sure is some pretty walnut.

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#2 posted 08-06-2008 09:01 PM

Beauty…makes mine look like it was built by a novice.

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#3 posted 08-06-2008 09:39 PM

Gorgeous use of some beautiful wood!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 08-06-2008 10:06 PM

Wow Griff;

Beautiful wood and workmanship.

Not a great place for a bed though!


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#5 posted 08-06-2008 10:10 PM

Looks like it will match the blanket box just right! Any more projects in the works for this set?

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#6 posted 08-06-2008 10:14 PM

TedM I think theres gonna be an armoire .

Thanks for all the comments Yall

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

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#7 posted 08-06-2008 11:18 PM

Hey Griff,
I see that walnut still has some beautiful figure left in it-you didn’t use it all up in the blanket chest. That bedroom is gonna be one gorgeous place! As usual great design and build! Glad to see that you’re still using that walnut up. I know that head board has to weigh a ton. Congratulations again on an excellent project.

Ken McGinnis

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#8 posted 08-07-2008 02:04 AM

Nice looking headboard griff. I really like the grain pattern you selected. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#9 posted 08-07-2008 02:42 AM

That is great. I love the wood grain pattern.

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#10 posted 08-07-2008 01:09 PM


This is a gorgeous headboard. You used some nice walnut for the piece and did a good job on the design and finish.

Well done.

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#11 posted 08-07-2008 06:17 PM

What else could I add. Very nice headboard. Excellent finish. A masterpiece. I enjoyed viewing this piece. Exceptional craftsmanship and overall appearance.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#12 posted 08-09-2008 09:02 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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