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Rustic Headboard at last!

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Project by Dave Rutan posted 07-26-2019 11:50 PM 459 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first piece of furniture we bought after we got married was a four drawer dresser a la This End Up. Our headboard for the bed was not of the same style but had been a gift so we just kept using it- for 30 plus years.

This year we decided to junk it as its particle board nature was showing through. I went and bought $45.00 worth of 1×4 pine and whipped this one up in an evening. It matches our dresser and we gain a foot of floor space in the room. (The old headboard contained a bookcase.)

I finished it with boiled linseed oil.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!





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#1 posted 07-27-2019 12:20 AM

Nice work Dave, this looks very nice. I suppose that if you got your 1X4s at the big box store, you spent a good deal of time looking for straight & flat stock. Was worth it though, very nice.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 07-27-2019 12:30 AM

Nice upgrade, Dave! May it serve you another 30+ years!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#3 posted 07-27-2019 01:11 AM



Nice work Dave, this looks very nice. I suppose that if you got your 1X4s at the big box store, you spent a good deal of time looking for straight & flat stock. Was worth it though, very nice.

- Oldtool

Actually, I didn’t have to look very hard. I rejected a few that had big ugly knots, but the ones I found that day were all straight and true. Lucky I guess.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#4 posted 07-27-2019 05:20 AM

I like it simple and rustik… Nice work

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 07-27-2019 06:23 AM

Looks good Dave,

You should sleep like a log now!

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 07-27-2019 02:02 PM

nice and stout construction, good work!

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#7 posted 07-27-2019 02:37 PM



Looks good Dave,

You should sleep like a log now!

- robscastle

Hmm. Do logs sleep?

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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