Revisiting an Old Project

Posted: April 11, 2015 in Uncategorized

A couple of years ago I had this idea to make a headboard out of an old 5 panel door. At the time we had a mix and match bedroom set with no real bedframe. I found a local guy who salvages old windows, doors, mantelpieces, etc from houses that are being torn down. So I bought two five panel doors that were over 100 years old.  I took them to a friend with a larger table saw than mine, to get them cut to length and squared up. I spent some time stripping and sanding and then set the project aside.

We later ended up buying a whole bedroom set which left this project obsolete. But today I decided to get it back out and finish what I started!



I cut a 1×4 to length and then rounded the edges using 1/8 rounding bit on my router table.


I matched the 1×4 to the top of the headboard making lines on both at the same time so they would match. I made a horizontal line at each point so my holes would be the same distance from the edge.


I did the same on the marks on the 1×4. I put glue along the top and inserted dowls in the holes and then clamped it to dry.


Once this dries I will add the trim piece along the top. The next part will be to figure out the bottom legs.


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