We have been haggling over a head board for years now, and finally we both hit on the same page!  Manuel came up with the idea and can you believe that I actually liked it??!!  Our son, who is handy with tools, (unlike his father or mother) was making a trip to Lincoln to spend a few days.  Anyway, I decided he could build this headboard for me.  Manuel gathered up all the wood, I stripped a couple of the pieces, and had everything sanded, stained, and varnished for Jeremy to work his magic.  Below is the beautiful finished project using balusters from the Packard / Jochim house and crown molding from another project.  Jeremy then nailed it to the wall.  I am thrilled with the look.  Thanks Jeremy!!