My first project! Basic headboard.

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Here it is… my first completed project!

It’s a fairly simple piece but I’m very pleased with the way it came out. I used poplar to make the front frame and then ripped some pieces down 1/2” narrower for the back frame so the insert could nest inside. Biscuit joined the top frame and then used dowels to secure the rear frame to the front. The insert is MDF covered in fabric. I messed up the paint on this the first time – my impatience got the best of me – and I smeared the paint and had to sand and recoat. Finished with some clear coat.

I used a 200lb. picture hanging track to mount the headboard directly to the wall.

My next project post is of some simple picture frames I made to match the headboard.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#1 posted 12-03-2007 10:43 AM

Hey Tim, welcome aboard! Your first project looks fine and with matching picture frames, should set off the room.

-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !

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#2 posted 12-03-2007 01:12 PM


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#3 posted 12-03-2007 01:32 PM

Tim, It looks good. Don’t worry about mistakes, we all make them. That’s how we learn. Good work.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 12-03-2007 04:17 PM

Nice job!

I like the wall color, BTW. Is that wallpaper, or did someone take the time to do that with a sponge?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 12-03-2007 04:43 PM

Hey Charlie,

My wife painted the room. She did the basecoat and then applied the glaze with a wet rag. We did the one wall as an accent, sets off the room nicely.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#6 posted 12-04-2007 01:26 AM

wow…looks great…welcome to LJ’s…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#7 posted 12-04-2007 05:30 AM

Tim, Headboard and frames look great.

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#8 posted 12-04-2007 06:03 AM

I think it’s a great first project. I look forward to more!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#9 posted 12-04-2007 06:30 AM

Well done

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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