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Picket Fence Headboard

Picket Fence Headboard

Picket Fence HeadboardThe headboard for this bed is a picket fence made out of poplar and stained with a gray wash stain to give it a bit of a weathered look. Real Picket fence boards are too rough and would snag the sheets and too thin to sand smooth, so I made my own pickets. The construction of the headboard is mortise and tenon. The only nails used were to attach the pickets to the top rail; the pickets are mortised into the bottom rail.

The Inspiration for the design came from the customer’s beach-themed room. She calls it her lighthouse room.


My original design included a footboard, as shown in the drawing, but the customer opted to have the headboard built. I hope I will be able to build the entire bed the next time around.

A Colorado Artist designing and building custom furniture and unique pieces of art using wood, stone, glass, and metals. I pull inspiration for my work from nature and interesting pieces of architecture I discover on my travels. If you are interested in a unique piece of art or are interested in surrounding yourself with high-quality furniture please contact me to discuss the details about your project.