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    Walnut headboard - rustic look

    Hey all-
    Wanted to start working on a couple of rustic headboards I have been needing to build. Not sure what to do, but I had a crazy idea today at work. Since the days are getting shorter I only had an hour or so of daylight once I got home. After diner I jumped in the old truck and shot down to the south field and pulled this out of the weeds. I sawed up the butt log a couple of years ago. Anyways, just had time to pull a few slabs off before it got dark (8/4). Going to try to mix this with some whitepine and see what it looks like. This maybe one of those crazy ideas that end up in the burn pile.
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    looks like it got some great potential.
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    I love it.
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    doug, do yo uhave to let it dry for any substantial time since it wasnt cut up in slices?

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    I am not to worried about checking or cracks as they would actually add to the rustic look. I will likely end up finishing with oil and since its going to be a simple headboard attached to a metal frame, the joints will be mostly mechanical (screws). There will be some shrinkage, but not too worried, again rustic. It's for a cabin.

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    Looking forward to seeing this one as it progresses, Doug.
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    The pen turner in me saw a lot of exciting pen blanks in those slices!!! Welcome Dave and where is it you are located?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    The pen turner in me saw a lot of exciting pen blanks in those slices!!! Welcome Dave and where is it you are located?
    you turners never seem to look past the pen blanks that walnut will make a fine bed..and it will check.. lookun forward to your imagative outcome
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    Jonathan,
    I am down in southern Illinois. I don't do any turning right now, but one day I may start.
    Hope to get a little time in on this thing tonight.

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    Went down and worked on it some more this evening. Yep...gonna end up in the burn pile. Looked much better in my head than on the table. On to the next idea....

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