SWMBO wants a headboard for our new bed. She wants one like this
The top is a wider board with a curve with curved molding under that.
I've never done anything like this. Is it better to cut this curve
out of a large board or to cold bend thin stock? Any suggestions
would be welcomed.
I don't think you will succeed cold bending a molding that wide.
I'd saw the inside curve, then cut the detail with one or more router
bits, then saw the outside curve and apply the resulting piece to the
On 29 Dec 2003 20:32:43 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (Greg) wrote:
My son-in-law's brother built them a bed for a wedding present. It has a
molding like that, cold bent, and it's popping up on one side.
I'd consider laminate bending like Norm and David Marks have done; several
layers of thin stock with slow setting glue on a form, or I'd end-join
boards at angles with splines, like David did with those mirror projects.
Anything to make sure there's absolutely no pressure on the wood to spring
back. 'Cause it *will* spring back.
Oh, and remember what that bed is made of: "Constructed of wood solids and
wood veneers with a distressed washed pine finish." That's how THEY did
that molding. It's really molded. :-) Gonna need to run out and buy a
factory to duplicate that one. I'd settle for similar.
I have the exact same bed. The head board moulding is not bent, its
routed from a one piece of wood. It could be a shaper but its one
piece. I checked since I want to duplicate the same bed and make it
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