Woodshop, Part 1
What? You expect me to goof around looking for roadside mysteries every day? I've got work to do. This week I am making a headboard for our bed. Here's the deal:
Our bedroom has an Oriental look, so I thought that I would make a headboard that sort of looks like the above painstakingly rendered PhotoShop picture. The wood lattice motif is taken from the armoire (not shown) , and I plan to build something like it that has the same height as the armoire (why not?).
Hey! I did something like this when I built a drum in 1995. So just like that, I am building it while I update this blog! Hope I don't screw it up! First I make a bunch of dado cuts to 16 pieces of 1x2's. There are evenly cut 3 U's and 2 L's on each end, if you get my drift.
Here is the first part of the lattice pairs using the 16 pieces. The things hold together without glue (so far).
Now the cross pieces are cut. The lattice pair won't hold together without glue, so I must glue the parts. Gotta do one side at a time, wait for the glue to dry, etc. so that's all for today. I realized also that I can't complete the whole project in the basement because I won't be able to get it into the bedroom from the basement! I'll have to measure and cut all the wood first and then move everything into the garage in order to complete this project. Ha! That's showbiz!