Beech Headboard Finished

I finished it more than a week ago, forgot to update my blog with a pic ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Anyway here is the finished headboard.

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Message for Dean!!!

Dean you messaged me regarding the sketchup file for my tool cabinet,

I’ve redrawn it ๐Ÿ™‚ if you want a copy let me know.

Here is a 2D pic from the saved file

And what it looks like with tools in it.

One very big spider

From Above

From Below

Ready to attack

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Jointing the Head Board

Cutting the shoulders

All the shoulders cut

First clamp up without any glue, just a dry fit.

The abortion of clamps, things you have to do when they’re not long enough. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sorry forgot to take any pics cutting the mortices ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Bed Head Legs

To produce angled legs I used a simple scarf joint used as in this diagram

My use of a scarf joint, with one of the boards turned over and glued to the back of the other board to produce an angled leg.

One of the legs from the bed head scarf jointed and shown along side a straight plank to get some idea of the angle made.

next job is to cut them to length and cut all the mortices. ๐Ÿ™‚

Beech Bed Head Board Design & Build

Well this was the original idea

So after several months of sailing the high seas I’ve got a little over a week before we get visitors down here in Cornwall and I get to use the boat again. ๐Ÿ™‚

Somewhat changed from my original design… ๐Ÿ™‚ This is what I’m now going to make. It’s 70″ wide overall and 39″ tall. ๐Ÿ™‚

When I made my work bench I had this plank spare, because of it’s size I saved it for other projects. Over eight foot long (2.5 mtr) X 18″ (40cm) wide X 2″ (50mm) thick it was too heavy for me to lift alone. Not any more as you can see it’s now reduced to 5″ (125mm) wide planks for the bed head board I’m going to make. ๐Ÿ™‚

This is the first pic of the work in progress

So during the next few days I’ll be posting the progress here ๐Ÿ™‚

To produce an angled leg I used a simple scarf joint used as in this diagram

My use of a scarf joint, with one of the boards turned over and glued to the back of the other board to produce an angled leg.

One of the legs from the bed head scarf jointed and shown along side a straight plank to get some idea of the angle made.

next job is to cut them to length and cut all the mortices. ๐Ÿ™‚

Cutting the shoulders

All the shoulders cut

First clamp up without any glue, just a dry fit.

The abortion of clamps, things you have to do when they’re not long enough. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sorry forgot to take any pics cutting the mortices ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I finished it more than a week ago, forgot to update my blog with a pic ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Anyway here is the finished headboard.

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