Architectural Panel Headboard

Recently we were asked by a local interior designer to transform an old church wall panel into a headboard.  The goal was to showcase the beauty of the panel and make the panel the correct size and height for the customer’s bed.  It took two iterations to get it right, but this isn’t all that unusual as part of the creative process.

The panel as it came to us.  It’s already beautiful, but it has that darn outlet hole in one of the panels.

The panel as it came to us.  It’s already beautiful, but it has that darn outlet hole in one of the panels.

This was idea #1, we abandoned this one pretty quickly.  After removing the two right-hand panels to get rid of the outlet hole, we were challenged with making the width right for a queen size bed. 

This was idea #1, we abandoned this one pretty quickly.  After removing the two right-hand panels to get rid of the outlet hole, we were challenged with making the width right for a queen size bed. 

Michael standing by the headboard to demonstrate scale.  This thing is huge!

Michael standing by the headboard to demonstrate scale.  This thing is huge!

Finished product!  Please forgive the picture staging and quality for this post.  This panel was very heavy and this was a bit of a rush job, so we didn’t move this panel around much.  Solid oak all the way through.

Finished product!  Please forgive the picture staging and quality for this post.  This panel was very heavy and this was a bit of a rush job, so we didn’t move this panel around much.  Solid oak all the way through.