Oak Headboard

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Project by LarryB posted 04-04-2013 06:50 PM 6271 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest project and my own design – a solid oak, queen size headboard. I milled this lumber myself and was very taken with some of the beautiful configurations in the oak.
This was my first attempt at raised panels and won’t be my last. I really like the look.
I used pocket hole joinery for much of the assembly. The crown mold was purchased but gave me the look I wanted. The golden oak stain matches much of our other furniture and three coats of satan polyurethane should give it a lifetime of durability.
Now I wished I’d made it taller. The pillows and shags (not shown here) cover up most of the wood work. Oh well, lesson learned!

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#1 posted 04-04-2013 06:56 PM

Very nice.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 04-04-2013 07:17 PM

Great headboard, I like the figure in the oak. Very handsome project.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 04-04-2013 07:24 PM

Mike – Oops! Thanks for the heads-up. I posted two projects and goofed.

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#4 posted 04-04-2013 08:09 PM

I am starting to become fond of Oak again, thanks for the inspiration, this is great.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#5 posted 04-05-2013 01:24 PM

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 04-15-2013 08:47 AM

Nice headboard.oak headboards are classical.A beautiful headboard changes the overall look and feel of your bedroom by providing you with a decorative theme.

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