Farmhouse Headboard

Submitted by jlsurber on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:57

When we moved into our new house, we quickly realized the boxsprings for our queen-sized bed were not going to fit up the stairs. So while hubby was busy with his own projects, I made a 2x4 bed frame at 16-1/2" off the ground and built the farmhouse headboard. We like to use the end of the bed for sitting and putting on socks and shoes, so I did not build the coordinating footboard.

I absolutely love the way it turned out and have received so many wonderful compliments. Take about an ego boost!

Cutting took about 1 hour (first use of a radial saw) and assembly took another hour. I applied 1 coat of Minwax Red Oak stain and 2 coats of Minwax semi-gloss polyeurethane sealer.

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
Minwax Red Oak and semi-gloss polyeurethane
Recommended Skill Level


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