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Project by BusterB posted 04-28-2020 11:31 PM 902 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A recently retired co-worker asked me if I could attempt to duplicate their existing headboard but make it king-sized. Told him I was willing to give it a shot as long as he wasn’t in a hurry for it. Knocked the posts out last fall as well as the stiles and rails but other stuff kept getting in the way. With the current state of affairs my going has been limited to going to work and back so I have had some extra time on my hands. Finally cut the raised panels and managed to glue it all together. The last picture is what he sent me to work from. Thankfully he will color match and handle the wrought iron piece. 84” wide and 60 1/2” tall. First attempt with raised panels so this was a learning experience.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 04-28-2020 11:51 PM

Wow! Looks like you aced it Buster! I love the wood! Are you going to stain it and put a finish on it or is that left up to the owner? First time doing raised panels well I must say you did a great job on his project! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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luv2learn

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#2 posted 04-29-2020 12:28 AM

Wow Buster you sure do good work.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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BusterB

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#3 posted 04-29-2020 12:28 AM

Thanks Tony!!! Everything but the raised panels are out of some really knotty wood a friend of my daughter gave me a while back. Not very dense at all. You can almost dent it just by looking at it and the edges splinter easily. The panels are what I was told is ponderosa pine. It’s much denser and slightly oily. It was supplied by the guy who wanted it built. He agreed to stain it to match his existing headboard himself along with dealing with the metal. Bought a set of raised panel router bits but the panel but was way too large for my old router table and the new one isnt quite project ready yet so I threw together a jig to cut them in the table saw.
I hope you are wethering this current situation well and continue to stay safe sir.

Thanks L2L… Hanging with guys like you has forced me to up my game… bahahaha. Nah, just learned how to hide the flaws better…lol
Hope you are well too buddy and hope you stay safe as well.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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woodshaver Tony C

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#4 posted 04-29-2020 01:19 AM

You did a fine job with the raised panels Buster. I’ve cut raised panels both way on pine also. Anytime I use pine it gums up my saw blades. The pine really messes with my band guide bearings and it cakes up on the blade. And if you drop the pine you’ll most likely get a nice dent in your work. But sometimes you just got to deal with it. Carol and I stay home all the time. Being retired is good for us so far! You stay safe also my friend!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Ivan

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#5 posted 04-29-2020 05:23 AM

Nice work, something I will have to make… I’m missibg that board over my bed

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 04-29-2020 11:30 AM

That is a fine job of duplication. You hit it right one!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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BusterB

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#7 posted 04-29-2020 12:10 PM

Ivan- thank you sir. If anyone can build one it’s you buddy. Hope all is well in Croatia

Jim- thank you sir. Hope you guys are well and continue to stay safe.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 04-29-2020 02:10 PM

That’s a very fine job Buster. You did a great job with the panels and the glue up too. I don’t consider myself a pro but I have made many raised panel projects and they are a lot of fun and get easier. Never had to attempt it on a table saw thankfully but sometimes you have to do with what you have. The project is a complete success and your friend must be happy. I should send you a picture of the bi-fold doors with stained glass I made for the kitchen. Like you I was cautious and took my time but in this case for the first year I kept thinking they were going to warp and crack the glass. Hahaha Still look great. Keep up the excellent work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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BusterB

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#9 posted 04-29-2020 04:12 PM

Dave- thank you sir. Not like I intentionally took my time, just kept finding other stuff to work on…lol Would like to see the bi-fold doors buddy. They sound pretty cool. Hope you are well and continue to stay safe.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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CFrye

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#10 posted 04-29-2020 06:54 PM

Looks great, Buster! Nice touch with the eye glasses hanger :-)

-- God bless, Candy

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therealSteveN

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#11 posted 04-29-2020 07:32 PM

Nice job Buster. Isn’t it nice when stuff you try for the first time ends so nicely. It’s a beautiful massive headboard.

-- Think safe, be safe

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farmerdude

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#12 posted 04-29-2020 08:47 PM

Another fine job by Busterb!! A dandy fine match. Guess I’m going to miss the finish going on for this one. I wish him luck, I really dislike matching color. Great job, buddy.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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BusterB

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#13 posted 04-29-2020 08:58 PM

Candy-thank you buddy-ett. Can’t skimp on the high end options…lol had to look at the pictures again to see what in the wide world of sports you were talking about. Sometimes I am slow like that. It was pretty close to the hand plane mount…lol
Hope you are staying safe you front line hero you!!

Steve- thank you sir. Most things are new to me…lol just glad he didn’t want it built out of oak because I am not sure my workbench could have held it. Stay well and safe.

Jeff- thank you buddy. He seemed pretty sure he could match it to their existing bedroom suit. I am fairly tickled I don’t have to try…lol
Hope you are well and are staying safe my frozen friend.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Ken90712

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#14 posted 04-29-2020 11:25 PM

You rock buddy looks great. You have and plans for a Craftsman end table? Blondie wants one for our guest room. Cheers

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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