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Double head board to for Queen size bed5/17
I have been asked to make a double head board and foot board fit a queen size bed.
You are also going to have to extend the length. I did that once by adding a few inches of walnut to the ends of the walnut bed rails. It wasn't perfect in appearance but was hidden by the bed spread dropping over the sides of the bed.
Width is another story altogether. If you posted some photos of the set you might get some good ideas.
Thanks for the response. When I get the bed into the workshop which will be sometime next week I can then take a photo to help people think of the problem.
You've taken the job with no idea how to do it? Can't take it apart and can't add to the posts? What's left? I think I would leave that headboard at the customer's home until there is a plan on where to find a board stretcher. That elusive task given to all rookies on their first day in a rough shop!
I did something like that once and it looked really cobbled together but the customer was insistent. I used 8/4 boards of the same material, in this case walnut of enough length to provide the width plus the boards sistered into the side rail pieces to give that length. I never saw the result after the bed was made up but in my shop it wasn't one of my brag pieces. I never heard any more from the client.
So some people thought I was green behind the ears to take this job on. I finished it today and I had one happy customer.
my idea for a project like this is.....sell your old set on craigslist and buy a new one.
That said, your fix looks better then what i had imagined!
Careful using those pressed steel taper connectors. Drop the end of a sideboard when you are putting the bed together and you'll ben them to hell.
I prefer the hook and plates. A bit more work, but much sturdier.