Headboard Photo Essay

April 10th, 2008 . by Melissa

Step 1. We began with a single piece of glued pine board, a very large, heavy piece.


Step 2. We selected premium pine for the trim. No seriously, we didn’t even have to sand it, it was as smooth as Brad Pitt.

Step 3. Jase measures the trim against the pine board and prepares to cut.

Step 4. Jason begins to hack away at the innocent pine with his new table saw. As you can see, his working conditions were perfectly safe.

Step 5. The newly cut trim is laid out on the pine board.

Step 6. The trim is then glued in it’s proper place.

Step 7. And then nailed…

Step 8. Then we nailed some more. And the process of spackling began to hide the evidence of hammer torture. And I say we (although you have only been seeing man-hands in these pics) because I was a big deal with the whole spackling trade.

Step 9. And then we sanded. And then we sanded some more, and then some more, and then some more.

Step 10. Finally to the paint!! We were a little non-committal with what paint tool to use. And NO that is not paint on the carpet…it is white saw dust from all of our sanding!

Step 11. The one legged headboard. The other is waiting to be just as screwed [in].

Step 12. Finally a little support.

Step 13. And the end result. A nice new hand-crafted headboard. This is what we do in Indiana for fun…make furniture like the Amish.

2 Responses to “Headboard Photo Essay”

  1. comment number 1 by: kimmy lane

    ooohh that is so cute! so what is your next project! coming to visit me in my lonely household? good im excited

  2. comment number 2 by: maly willis

    That is so awesome!!!!!!!!! Dan is pretty impress too. He wants to know if you sawed off a finger?! Something he would do if he was given that project. Way to go Jason! You are Mr. Handyman.