Fitting a headboard for a pencil post bed can be a challenge since the posts are not straight and as you can see in the picture below, the joining face on the post can not be scribed directly from the post to the headboard stock. That was a long sentence.
Below, you can see the cutout and joint marked in pencil and a spline is bent to create the curve of the top edge of the headboard.
The shot below shows the headboard joint during the first test assembly. The post is not yet sanded.
Here is the whole bed, minus the top cross pieces.
Finished photos will come soon. As you can see, it can be difficult to set up a king size bed in my shop. Photographing it is much harder.
This bed is getting it's final wax coat today and will head to the New York City area early tomorrow morning.
Enjoy the cold.