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Wife spent hours trying to find a new headboard for our son's room. She showed me a few pictures of what she was looking for. She left town for the week without ordering. When she came home, I had this one done and moved into his room. Its MUCH better made than the ones she was looking at.

The bed is calico hickory, mostly the sapwood culled from another project, finished with Watco Dark Walnut Danish Oil and rubbed out with dark paste wax. The top trim of the headboard and footboard is walnut, also finished with Watco Dark Walnut Danish Oil and rubbed out with dark paste wax.
The slats are maple made per Charles Neil's video instruction. 8 slats are more than needed, but if my grown son decides to jump on his new bed, I'm not worried. That bed is solid!

As always, I appreciate your comments as well as suggestions on how my next one can be even better.

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You chose my favorite wood combination! Was the wife tickled? Great work.
 

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You chose my favorite wood combination! Was the wife tickled? Great work.

- PPK
Thanks Pete! Yes, my wife loved it, BUT asked, "Why didn't you follow my design?" Ummmmm…. I do not recall her ever giving me a design. I guess my next project needs to be "wife mind reading". LOL
 

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Very attractive. Nice job.
 
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