Cherry Headboard

Jeremy Scuteri

Jeremy
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I set out to make a bed about 4.5 years ago after my wife asked for a simple headboard. I designed a bed in sketchup which took a while to do and started building it about 5 years ago. Then we moved and I built the new shop which really took a long time. My wife bought a headboard several years ago at this point and this work in progress has been sitting collecting dust.

Time for a course change (back to the original destination, haha). Headboard request --> bed design and build --> back to a simple headboard


Starting lumber
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Marking out parts
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Rails and stiles on the router table using a shop made jig.
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Have a frame. Just need panels.
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Tenons will be at the ends to attach to legs
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First panel in place
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All 3 panels.
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Stock for legs
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Ripped on the badsaw
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The rail and stile set allows for full size tenons which is nice. The tenons can be longer than the depth of the groove for the panels.
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Mortises in the legs
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Tenons for the legs
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Getting some help putting on some oil. This was March 2016. Time flies.....
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Panels in place
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Top "cap"
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with oil
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another pic of the top cap
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This is pretty much where progress stopped for several years.
 

Jeremy Scuteri

Jeremy
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Finally got back to it. I sprayed on some General Finishes Polycrylic that I got a while ago. It went on very nicely.
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back side
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Legs glued on
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Used dominoes to put the end cap on.
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A spacer allowed me to get the proper alignment
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Glued in place
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Glue up is done.
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Mounted with a white oak french cleat on the back
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All done. Makes the guest bedroom look nicer.
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Bas

Recovering tool addict
Bas
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Very nice work Jeremy! But next time you may want to give the oil a little longer to dry, to avoid any finishing issues with the top coat :)
Really like the end cap detail.
 

KenOfCary

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Ken
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Very nice piece. The finish came out great - it will only get better with time.
 

Bryan S

Bryan
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Looks great.

Now why do the wives like to cover up such gorgeous cherry with those flowerdy little pillows?
 

JohnW

John
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Thanks Jeremy. My wife thinks I occasionally take too long on a project. Well, now I can show her how long it took you and try to explain that it is normal.
BTW, Headboard looks great.
 

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