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Mission Headboard Build

I decided to make just a headboard, no rails or footboard to match the Mission furniture in my room. I selected the best quartersawn Oak I had on hand, let it acclimate to the shop for a week or so, and started in straightlining it with my shop built jig. It works very well ... almost eliminiates edge jointing.
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Mission headboard continued

The grain is outstanding as the photos will show later.
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Mission headboard continued

I glued the 1/4" Oak ply into sub assemblies to make managing the size a bit easier.
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The legs were made of 3/4" and then skinned with 1/4" to get them to the size I wanted. A slot was needed at the top and a through mortise need for the bottom rail.
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The upper and lower rails were plugged with contrasting walnut plugs.
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It's difficult to photograph this thing in the shop, so we disassembled it and took it out into the yard. The sun was moving in and out behind the clouds, which I didn't pay much attention to, but it sure affected the photos.
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That is a work of art, thanks for sharing!
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Great job looks very rustic.
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Hey bill that quartesawn oak looks sharp.
Did you stain it? If so why? Also how did you attach to bed frame?
Why just the head board?
Sorry for the questions.
Looks nice. Other than the stain. Lol

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Hey bill that quartesawn oak looks sharp.
Did you stain it? If so why? Also how did you attach to bed frame?
Why just the head board?
Sorry for the questions.
Looks nice. Other than the stain. Lol
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I decided to make just a headboard, no rails or footboard to match the Mission furniture in my room. I selected the best quartersawn Oak I had on hand, let it acclimate to the shop for a week or so, and started in straight lining it with my shop built jig. It works very well ... almost eliminates edge jointing.
I hate frames and footboards, shin busters and toe stubbers and they limit the use of the end of the bed for certain types of bedroom operations. bill

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I hate frames and footboards, chin busters and toe stubbers and they limit the use of the end of the bed for certain types of bedroom operations. bill
Yea but is it stained or no? And why. Lol
What keeps the head board stable if its not attached to anything?
I'm curious because I'll be making a frame for my bed. Lol

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Yea but is it stained or no? And why. Lol
What keeps the head board stable if its not attached to anything?
I'm curious because I'll be making a frame for my bed. Lol
No frame, stained to match furniture.


If you look at all the pictures of the build you will see the raw unstained wood. I'll just wedge it against the wall and see how that works. If not I might make a French cleat to hang it on.

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No frame, stained to match furniture.

If you look at all the pictures of the build you will see the raw unstained wood. I'll just wedge it against the wall and see how that works. If not I might make a French cleat to hang it on.
Thanks bill. Don't rock the bed to much. Lol

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That's some beautiful oak! Nice work woodn.
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Nice work Woodn',

Like your straightening jig too.

I built one recently that I'm not at all happy with but I can easily reconfigure it to your design.

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Better photos of the straight line jig for Ya Jeff:
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The legs and headboard are separate and joined with the walnut pegs. They may stay this way. In the event I want to mortise for a side frame it will be a whole lot easier if the legs are separate. But that's not in the plans for now. bill
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Better photos of the straight line jig for Ya Jeff:
Thanks very much. I appreciate you taking the time to help me.

I bought a dozen of those clamps off Craig's for $3 apiece but didn't think of using them in this way.

Doh!

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