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Tips & Techniques4

Arch-Top Headboard6

This heirloom-quality project features a handsome arched molding and matching solid wood panels. But don't worry, we'll show you the simple steps used to build it.

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Page 8: Figure 1

A measurement is missing from the top part of the illustration. The distance from the top of the post to the top of the stopped chamfer is 4 1/2".

Page 14: King size headboard half-pattern

Width should be 36", not 34" as originally printed.

Page 14: Main Illustration

In the tint-box on making a king-size headboard, the dimension for the rails should be 72", both in the copy and in the accompanying art. The dimension for the width of the center panel should be 40". The measurement for the height should not be specified.

Straight-Top Headboard15

We've simplified the design of the arch-top headboard for a classic-looking straight-top version with all the same fine details.

Arched Molding16

If you thought making curved molding meant having years of experience and industrial-sized equipment, take a look at the straightforward technique we came up with.

Arch-Top Bookends18

These simple bookends allow you to try out some of the same techniques used on the arch-top headboard. And with some scrap hardwood and MDF you can build them in a weekend.

5 Quick Pro Paint Tips22

Here are five fast tips you can use the next time you finish a project with spray paint. Plus, check out two "canned" faux finishes.

Shop Notes23

Installing a Half-Mortise Lock24

Adding the right hardware, like a half-mortise lock, can turn an ordinary project into an heirloom. And we'll show you how.

Final Details36

Issue Updates

Page 14: Main Illustration

In the tint-box on making a king-size headboard, the dimension for the rails should be 72", both in the copy and in the accompanying art. The dimension for the width of the center panel should be 40". The measurement for the height should not be specified.