Introduction: Hockey Headboard

This isn't as much a headboard as it is an installation piece. I am a big hockey player and this piece is made of 25 stick shafts from my career. This piece means a lot to me as each of these sticks carried a lot of memories and scored a few goals. Hat tip goes to my dad for storing these sticks in his basement (some for over ten years), while I tried to figure out what to do with them. I wanted to do something a little more creative that the typical hockey stick chair.

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Step 1: Acquire Materials

Start playing hockey or hanging out around the rink. Or maybe your dad has been storing your old broken sticks for ten years too. Once you get enough sticks, you'll need to cut them. I chose to cut the shafts at varying lengths in part because they reflect my physical growth through the years and also because this format showcases the evolution of how I taped my sticks (an art in itself, I am a short knob toe-to-heel kind of guy). The "hockey headboard" also shows the evolution of hockey stick technology as its chronology includes my first ice hockey stick (an Easton aluminum), fiberglass and graphite designs, many traditional wood sticks (my high school stick of choice), and a few fancy one piece composites (my college sticks).

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Step 2: Drill Holes

I made an MDF template for drill holes on the stick shafts so that they would all be uniform.

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Step 3: Thread and Bolt

I used 1/4" threaded rod and a drop of thread lock on the bolts to tie the sticks together.

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Step 4: Hang and Enjoy

TOTAL COST: ~$15 dollars

Enjoy!

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Comments

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pucksurfer (author)2014-03-31

Awesome instructable

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rockadio101 (author)2011-08-10

pretty sick and i also love hockey!but just to get it off my chest i think fiber glass hockey sticks are better for im gonna list 4 reasons.

1.they are alot lighter than wooden sticks!

2.they dont snap as easy.

3.you can shape a fiber glass stick with just boiling water!!!

4.ummm...its easyer to switch the blade on a fiber glass stick no offence but yeah and whos your favorite hockey player mine is whane gretsky.and sidny crosby!!!!!

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pucksurfer (author)rockadio1012014-03-31

Cam Fowler and Scott Neidermayer

Anaheim Ducks

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bmalek (author)2011-05-15

Very neat, I make all kinds of stuff from Sticks, frames, stools, beer taps, and cabinets. It's getting hard to get wood ones now.

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CaseyCase (author)2009-01-17

Ditto--awesome. By the way, I like the leaning bookcase next to the bed

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Ive got that bookcase showcased on my blog. Check it out Reclaimagination

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gmoon (author)2009-01-16

Speaking as a hockey fan, this is awesome.

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