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Project by fo4life posted 02-06-2019 02:45 AM 650 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a quick headboard, made mostly from left overs from other projects. The posts have dados down the center that the bead boarding slots into and the front and back rails have mating rabbets that form a dado in the top and bottom for the beadboarding to ride in. The rails are mortised into the posts. The top plate is glued to the top rail and has lag screws that connect it to the posts. The lag screws sit in a counter bore that was later plugged and sanded flush to hide the fastners. After a good sanding it recieved two coats of rattle can flat white to prime it. Then another round of sanding followed by two coats of the finish color “french cream” (off white).

-- Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. -H.L. Mencken

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#1 posted 02-06-2019 04:47 AM

Nice job.

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#2 posted 02-06-2019 01:22 PM

Simple, attractive lines. Nice job.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#3 posted 02-07-2019 01:41 PM

I like the bead board detail followed be the same at the stile and rail joint. Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

-- AJ

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