Making a bed headboard

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Forum topic by BobD posted 10-08-2010 03:58 PM 3699 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-08-2010 03:58 PM

I’ve been asked by a friend to build a headboard for his guest bedroom. I’ve come up with a couple thoughts about the design, but my creative side seems lacking or too narrow. I’m looking for ideas or maybe plans for the construction of a bed headboard. Ideas and suggestions welcome.

-- Bob, San Diego

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#1 posted 10-08-2010 04:15 PM

Here is the headboard (and footboard) that I am in the process of making. It’s different. It’s the kind of thing you would probably not find at a store and it is not very hard to do. There is a lot of mortise and tenon joinery in this. I use the mortise pal system. It’s pretty easy and well suited to a project like this.

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

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#2 posted 10-08-2010 05:49 PM

Google wants you as a buddy.

So you’ve got four posts and the dimensions between ‘em. All you have to do is fill that in! : )

try: wood bed headboards (images).

I am about to start on one which is craftsmanish but the center post is wide—10 inches—and the owner wants a carving mounted on it. Nice personal touch. Just a thought to trigger your idling creative juices.

-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#3 posted 11-07-2010 03:04 PM

I know this post is from a month ago but I just saw it. I always wanted to make a head board with carved heads on it and a foot board with carved feet. It’d be a lot of work, but kinda funny.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#4 posted 03-12-2012 09:50 PM

Found this using search—what did you end up making? Any hindsight words of wisdom? Anything you’d change if you could do it again? I’ll be making mine soon…

-- Adam, Rochester NY

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