Our mantle moulding headboard

Submitted by ehrobson13 on Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:20

We went with the mission style headboard and used 1x2 posts instead of a solid or upholstered backboard.  We also converted the designs to accomodate our California king mattress.  


The designs on the site are for a queen sized bed, which is 60"X80".  The "H" frame of the headboard is 66" wide (two vertical 2x6's and a 54" horizontal piece).  Our California king mattress is 72"x84".  So that's 12 inches wider than a queen.  As such, we simply adjusted everything up by 12".  So, insead of a 66" wide H frame, we made it a 78" H frame and so on.


It took just one day to build.  But we used an entire container of woodfiller to conceal the joins, nail/screw holes and knots, lol. Then we used 2 coats of primer and sanded between coats.  Then used 3 coats of latex semi-gloss paint, sanding in between each coat.  The wood filler, paint, sanding and drying time is what caused the project to be more than just a weekend thing.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
untreated lumber
Finish Used
We did 2 coats of primer and sanded between coats. Then did 3 coats of latex semi-gloss, sanding in between each coat.
Recommended Skill Level

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