Head Board

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Project by AandCstyle posted 12-30-2013 03:29 AM 1507 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a king size head board I made for our master bedroom. The design is one I saw in a book someplace. LOML didn’t want a foot board because they make it too difficult when making the bed. The legs were made by mitering both edges of 4 boards to have the rays show on all 4 faces. I used biscuits to keep them aligned during the glue up. Tapering the ends was interesting due to their length. I used a long angled ripping guide and had to make a temporary infeed table to control everything. The finish is 3 coats of Target’s EM6000. Thanks for looking.

-- Art

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#1 posted 12-30-2013 03:53 AM

I could very easily sleep in that bed…just sayin. Great workmanship!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#2 posted 12-30-2013 04:43 AM

Wow, great project Art. Beds are a lot of work.
The figure in the oak is outstanding, and I love the inside curves.
Couldn’t be finer my friend.

How did the biscuits on the legs work out for you? Obviously the results are superb. Just curious if you found the biscuits helpful in that situation.
Also, what kind of hardware did you use?


-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 12-30-2013 05:20 AM

love the headboard, nice details.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#4 posted 12-30-2013 01:47 PM

looks very nice and elegant. What did you use to hold together the bottom frame rails to the posts?

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#5 posted 12-30-2013 11:03 PM

Nice job. Made our head board a couple years ago and the Mrs. is still hankering for a foot board. Maybe this winter.


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#6 posted 12-31-2013 12:39 AM

Thanks to all for the compliments.

Willie, the biscuits were okay. As you know they have a little play in them, but they did most of the holding everything together while I got the clamps on. I wasn’t able to install them for the final miters, of course, so I just taped that corner and watched it to be certain that I didn’t tighten the clamps too much. I think I will use splines instead of the biscuits for future similar adventures. :)

The only hardware I used was carriage bolts, nuts and washers to attach the posts to the metal bed rails. Since there wasn’t going to be a foot board, I didn’t want to waste my oak on rails that are not seen because she uses skirts on all the beds.

-- Art

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