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09-27-2010 04:26 PM

Making a bookshelf headboard for my son. At the moment the top is square. Should I round it over a bit, leave it alone, cove bit? What suggestions do you have on how to finish the top piece…

-- Mike, Portage, WI


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#1 posted 09-27-2010 04:51 PM

Mike…I think that would be a matter of personal preference. Rounding over tends to look nice and more finished sometimes, especially if its a more modern or contemporary piece. It also protects the edges from nicks down the road. If you are building something similar to mission style, then the square edge probably would look better. You could ease the edge a bit rather than a complete round over which would be another option.

How are you doing with the flooding…looked like there was quite a bit of it over there in Portage?

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 09-27-2010 05:11 PM

making the front page of yahoo and cnn…the north side of the levee is holding up good for now since they redid most of that side about 5-10 yrs ago. The other side wasn’t fixed…its a mess on that side

-- Mike, Portage, WI

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#3 posted 09-27-2010 05:29 PM

Thanks Mike…good luck over there…I’m sure its got to be quite a mess.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 09-27-2010 05:41 PM

Glad to hear your dry there. Use to go through there quite often. Use to lived in Waukesha and have relatives in the area and in Adams.
Depending on the style I would be more inclined to use a round over bit, or a chamfer bit and soften the edges lightly with sandpaper to avoid your son getting hurt. A cove cut will have 2 sharp edges and would be difficult to soften the edges and still look good. Also my opinion, a cove cut wouldn’t look good on 3/4” material on a project like a headboard bookshelf.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#5 posted 09-27-2010 09:25 PM

thanks for the advice

-- Mike, Portage, WI

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#6 posted 09-28-2010 08:14 PM

On my boy’s bed I used a roundover bit, on the girl’s I just softened the edges with sandpaper.

I like both, it just depends on the look you are going for :)

Either way I would soften the edges a bit so that if they fall on an edge it doesn’t hurt quite so bad.

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