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Dad's Plans #1: A Simple Headboard

12-04-2018 01:50 AM by grumpybear7357 | 6 comments »

As a child (actually until I left home) I slept in a double bed with a beautiful headboard that I knew my dad had made. It was made of Cherry, turned styles, a beautiful piece of furniture. Dad enjoyed working in wood, although to my knowledge he only made two pieces of furniture – my headboard, and mom’s sewing machine cabinet (also made of Cherry). Mom still has both pieces in her home. Dad had few woodworking machines. He had a 1952 Sears 4 inch Jointer, and a 19...

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Building a Cherry Queen Bed #3: The Headboard

06-28-2016 11:19 AM by jonah | 6 comments »

I started on the headboard, naturally, with milling (and milling, and milling) the various parts down to just larger than their final size. I neglected to take a picture of my wood pile before I started, so you’ll have to use your imagination and picture this pile about eight boards high by two across. This picture is after I got done with the headboard pieces: I had to get parts for the two posts, a bottom rail, and an upper and lower rail for the panels at the top of the headbo...

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King Size Shutter Headboard #1: Making a Frame and Attaching the Shutters

08-30-2014 04:41 PM by Chris McDowell | 0 comments »

We were given a king size bed frame and mattresses. We previously had a queen, but with two kids hanging out in our bed before bedtime and sometimes even sleeping in the bed it was getting too crowded. My wife’s birthday was approaching, so I asked her what she wanted she said she wanted a king size headboard. Watch part one here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2BpQSzr7Rg

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Shop Update #3: August 2014

08-24-2014 09:48 PM by Chris McDowell | 3 comments »

In this shop update I talk about the king size headboard I am building, which I have been showing updates on at my facebook page. I also give updates on the Pottery Barn bench and other things. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB1OkcsUK3o

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Arts and Crafts Wedge and Strap Bed #10: Stain, Lacquer, Hardware, and Lighting

09-23-2013 05:33 PM by pintodeluxe | 5 comments »

I stained and sprayed lacquer, and let the finish cure for 48 hours. Next I waxed the bed with Howard’s Walnut Wax and #0000 steel wool. Then I turned my attention to mounting the drawer pulls. I use Scott Collins “no math” method for laying out the hole locations. Then I offset the holes 3/16” higher than the layout mark, because the threads on the pulls are off-center. I use a full-size jig to mount the four pulls. -----Drawer pulls installed.-----I installed a...

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Arts and Crafts Wedge and Strap Bed #9: Dovetail Drawers

09-11-2013 03:57 PM by pintodeluxe | 5 comments »

Time to build drawers for the bed.-----I am using a P.C. jig to machine the dovetails. Everything is pretty standard, except the bit I use, which is a larger 14 degree dovetail bit from Rockler. I like to set up two routers – one with a 1/4” straight bit, and one with the dovetail bit. -----I start by hogging out waste with the straight bit. -----The second pass is with the 14 degree dovetail bit. -----I find this two-pass method makes cleaner cuts, with less chance of the wo...

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Arts and Crafts Wedge and Strap Bed #8: The Wedge and Strap Inlay

09-09-2013 04:51 PM by pintodeluxe | 3 comments »

Here is the bed project, which is nearing completion.-----A couple of headboard details remain, one of which is the wedge and strap detail. I tapered the backsplash, and glued the wedges on. Next I use carpet tape to attach the backsplash to a strip of plywood. This serves as a reference edge as I cut the dado for the walnut inlay. -----I use a dado set and miter gauge to cut the shallow dado. I make sure to cut both ends of the backsplash before adjusting the fence. Normally one would ...

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Arts and Crafts Wedge and Strap Bed #7: Platform Support Boxes

09-08-2013 07:18 AM by pintodeluxe | 1 comment »

The platform support features ten plywood panels that transfer the load straight to the floor. One corner is knocked off, so it won’t be visible under the arched sides of the bed. -----My wife and I worked on assembly of the carcase. We started by gluing and screwing five panels to the side rail. The top of the panels are flush with the groove in the side rails.A lower strip of plywood is then set into notches in the panels. -----Then another strip fills the top notch in the panels...

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Arts and Crafts Wedge and Strap Bed #6: Side Rail Arches, M & T, and Bed Bolts

09-06-2013 04:03 PM by pintodeluxe | 9 comments »

This is where we left things last time… -----Now I need to cut mortises for the side rail assembly. The mortises are offset, to avoid intersecting the groove. -----I cut grooves for the false drawer panels in the side rail assembly.-----With all the joinery cut, I can now cut arches on the lower rails. -----Then I carefully layout hole locations for the bed bolts. The holes in the upper rails intersect the groove for the plywood base, however plenty of wood remains for a sturdy c...

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Arts and Crafts Wedge and Strap Bed #5: Side Rails and Headboard Corbels

08-26-2013 04:04 PM by pintodeluxe | 5 comments »

Here is where I am currently at with the bed project. -----The plans call for side rails 1-1/2” thick. The 8/4 at the lumberyard didn’t look too good, some even sporting snipe 3/4” thick! So I decided to achieve the desired thickness by laminating 5/4 with 4/4 boards. -----After milling the glueups flat and square, I wrestled them over the dado blade to create the tenons. My 8” dado set couldn’t reach the entire shoulder, so there was considerable hand trimm...

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