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Vjeko

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07-04-2010 07:31 AM

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Hi,
could I get a few ideas/opinions on what sort of headboard (design/how to attach it) I could use on
a bed such as this : http://www.cocobolo.de/massivholzbett-hiddensee.htm
but I’d like something nicer than what is shown on that web page. I want a headboard which is not plain vertical.

-- Vjeko Balas - Croatia


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#1 posted 07-04-2010 01:58 PM

I’m in the process of building a headboard that is like this one – -

http://www.finewoodworking.com/Gallery/GalleryImage.aspx?id=27538

A variation on that style may look good on the kind of bed you are making.

As an FYI – I am using a cherry frame and curly maple inserts.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Vjeko

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#2 posted 07-05-2010 08:00 AM

Rich, my problem is that as you can see from the web page I mentioned, the bed comes together
just by crossing the frame members using slots and I’m not sure whether I can just extend the frame member
in height to make a true headboard (unsure of stability). Secondly, I was thinking of going
a bit more fancy and making the headboard curved (even thought about using something like a couple of
stainless rods onto which I would fit the headboard pieces – but would appreciate any pointers if someone has already experimented in this area). The headboard which is on the web page is I guess just two vertical
pieces each screwed at two points to the frame member and the horizontal pieces added – somehow I get the feeling this is not very strong for leaning your back into it.

-- Vjeko Balas - Croatia

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#3 posted 07-05-2010 01:16 PM

I see your point. My bed will have a more conventional design and stability should not be an issue.

I think the key question for you is how stable does a headboard need to be. It is essentially a decorative item and is subject to very little stress.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 07-10-2010 10:09 PM

was there a headboard on that site?

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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Vjeko

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#5 posted 07-11-2010 02:58 PM

as I wrote, their headboard is 2 vertical pieces (presumably screwed at two points each) and then
the horizontal pieces (looks like a fence ;) (OK, everyone has a different perspective on things ;)).
I want something that is incorporated into/with the frame member and would prefer some curvature to the headboard and it should be solid so you’re not worrying if you’re leaning against it.

Emmett – I don’t want to detract from your woodworking enjoyment, but shouldn’t you put that baby down before doing any more woodwork ? ;)

-- Vjeko Balas - Croatia

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