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    Maple headboard

    Well, I am almost ready to stain and assemble this maple headboard.

    I decided to build this headboard for a friend's daughter who my son likes very much. Her mom and I are in the process of arraigning their marriage, not their wedding but their marriage (they are only 13 right now). We are kidding of course, but they look SO CUTE together! Click image for larger version. 

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    The mom asked me if I could make a headboard for Christmas and I told her I would do it for free as long as it would get passed along to my granddaughter .

    I have been having problems getting a test stain working right and I have some questions in another thread.

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    This is just dry fit, of course, I still have to stain it.

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    thats gonna be sharp julio.. if you dont get what your looking for in info go to homestead finishing site and ask there.. also jeff hewitt has a couple good books out there on finishing that will help anyone looking for the right answer tot here finishing questions..

    nice looking kids too.. your son has good taste

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    Nice work on the headboard Julio.

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    beautiful work julio.
    Ive also made pieces for my daughters ex boyfriend, and my sons ex girlfriend, just letting you know, it can become costly, hehehe.
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    Nice Job! Looks great!

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    That really looks great Julio I've made a few things for some of me kids ex friends as well
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    this will probably be the first of many as I am a sucker for a pretty girl.

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    Julio : this is one sharp set-up , very talented head & foot board .......Like the style..........MB
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    Thanks guys!

    I am in the process of staining and I am happy to see that the apparent difference in shading of the center panel on the headboard has evened out and all three panels are very similar in shade.

    I sanded the end of the panels to a higher grade sandpaper and applied sanding sealer which prevented blotching and gave he end grain a uniform absorption. My test piece was coming out very dark on the end grains.

    So far so good! I should be finished staining today and assembling tomorrow. I will be using a spray clear satin lacquer which looks great on the test piece.

    I'll post pics later.

    Thanks again

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