Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Bed talk!

I think I've found something along the lines of what I want to build for a headboard. I found some different Oak Beds and I really like the style of this one in the picture here. It looks like it's panelled, and that's along the lines of what I was thinking. I just don't think that I'll make it so deep as this one. I don't really want a ledge along the top. I want it to be closer to the wall, but that's do-able.

Of course I'm not going to make mine in oak either. I'll probably use a combination of some smooth finished pine and some MDF board for the panels. I want to paint it that dark espresso brown anyway, so it doesn't have to be made with high end lumber, but I will pay a little extra for the nicer pine for the frame of the headboard, so I don't have warped wood and splinters to contend with. I could even actually use more MDF for the frame, but I think I'm going to go with the pine.

I'm still going to try to work in my little bit of jazz too. What I want to do is insert a nice brushed nickel finished rod across the top of the headboard. Hopefully I'll be able to find something that will work. I was thinking that I'll check out some of the designer curtain rods to use for this. You know the kinds that you would put some cool finials on the ends? I haven't looked at curtain rods in a while, so I don't even know if they make them in a brushed nickel finish or even something that looks like that or not, but you see so much of this in all kinds of other accessories right now, so I'm hopeful. The new knobs I have for my dressers has this finish, so I would like to match that look and tie the headboard into my other furniture as well.


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