Fancy Headboard

October 2nd, 2010 in member junk     
BillyJo BillyJo, member
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It is in use.  Wow was it fun and fantastic to design.   I have orders for it already..  Note.  Make sure you dont use crown molding for all the wood.  LOL took lots of work! We picked it up at the Restore!
It is big enough for a king size bed. 
The bottome section is a hollow core bifold door from Restore.  I had to stablize the back with plywood where the crown moldings were attached.  The legs bo all the way to the top.  They are made from the door casing sides and a 2x6 for strength.  We made a shelf on top for display and I angled it slightly to help keep the items on it. 
The carved piece is solid wood to and 2 inches thick.  It all the moldings and the carved pieces were crown moldings.  That was an issue in assembly.  We didnt want nail heads showing on the front.
These are what she bought.  She got a great deal on a solid Oak door.  The top peices we found at the habitat Restore. 
It is in use.  Wow was it fun and fantastic to design.   I have orders for it already..  Note.  Make sure you dont use crown molding for all the wood.  LOL took lots of work! We picked it up at the Restore!

It is in use.  Wow was it fun and fantastic to design.   I have orders for it already..  Note.  Make sure you dont use crown molding for all the wood.  LOL took lots of work! We picked it up at the Restore!


You know, Dreams really can come true.  I had a garage sale selling my wares when this great lady came and fell in love with my hall tree and bought it,   She had a dream of this headboard she saw on Debbie Travis's show about 6 years ago. gWe discussed the options and she started the search for the right pieces.  Well after several months planning, layout, color, size, construction issues, etc.  Then 2 1/2 weeks of construction, glueing, painting and loading. (it was heavy has heck)  Solid Oak!  Well her dream came true.

Thanks for the inspiration JMS team


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, furniture, bedroom, traditional, cream

Comments (9)

BillyJo writes: Hi Caroline. I dont do the blogs either. I do have a few pictures of door projects I have collected that I can send. Also some with windows. You can see some of my door projects on my website too. www.billysbirdhouses.webs,com. If I can help let me know, Good Luck. BillyJo Posted: 5:22 pm on January 25th
caroline writes: Hellow, i am new at this blog thing looking for pictures of head bords for king size bed.....
made out of doors
Posted: 11:17 am on January 25th
new2nc69 writes: Way cool! I want one too! Posted: 8:50 am on October 6th
stagecoachbarnsale writes: Wow, what nice finishing touches!! I used to watch Debbie Travis all the time loved her work, she taught you well. The trim is the frosting on the cake. Posted: 9:01 pm on October 5th
shabbychick writes: Beautifully done! A dream come true for sure!

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Posted: 12:02 pm on October 5th
alicemom writes: Boy Howdy you did a mighty fine job!!! Lucky lady!
smiles, alice Posted: 10:34 am on October 5th
CottageElements writes: Perfect job on this! You can tell a lot of thought went into it. I'm sure she will have sweet dreams under it. Congrats on creating such a great piece!

Lani Posted: 9:11 pm on October 4th
MakinItHappen writes: Gorgeous! Posted: 8:25 am on October 4th
suewhitney writes: Great work! This is truly a work of art.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 5:46 am on October 4th
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