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Forum topic by JarodMorris posted 06-12-2013 04:05 AM 1193 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-12-2013 04:05 AM

My wife and I were scrolling through pictures of bedroom sets and she says she really likes this one. I’ve never tackled something with curved wood like the headboard. I’m referring specifically to the top part of the headboard that looks like a 3/4” x 3” (or 4”) piece and is curved like a arch. The same shape is seen at the top of the mirror. Any advice on how to start with a project like this? I’m simply in planning phases of the project which means I still have a few years, but the technique required intrigues me. Is is bend laminations? Thanks for advice and pointers.


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#1 posted 06-12-2013 04:30 AM

No bent lams. Just shaped wood. Using templates and
bearing-guided router bits you can make this sort
of thing with perhaps a $150 investment in router

It is easier woodworking than you might think,
though you’ll invest some time in making templates
and have to fuss with making blanks that optimize
grain direction in the curved sections. Wood
selection and layout is important in hand made
furniture anyway and one of the benefits of
building it yourself as the factory stuff tends
to be sloppy in this regard.

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