It's a piece of plywood with 1x2s stapled on top. You don't even have to cut the plywood! Arrange the 1x2s any way you want. Paint or stain to match your style or room. You can build this amazing Modern Geo Headboard with our free step by step plans.
Pair it with our Modern Platform Bed Frame for a complete room.
- 1 sheet of 3/4" plywood (4' x 8') AC or Hardwood Plywood recommended
- 8 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
- 2 - 1x4 @ 10 feet long
- 1-1/4" brad nails
- Wood glue
If you need to attach to the wall (no bed frame)
- 1 - 2x4 @ 92-5/8" long
- 6 - 3" self tapping wood screws
- 6 - 2" self tapping wood screws
Cut as you go with each step in the plans below.
Lay the 3/4" plywood panel down on a flat, level surface.
Attach the first 1x2, all outside edges are flush, and the 1x2 is exactly parallel to the edge of the plywood.
Use 1-1/4" brad nails and wood glue, nailing every 6-8".
Set the compound miter saw to 45 degrees.
Make cuts, place boards, and glue and nail down.
Add additional boards.
Add the final trim boards.
Cut the 1x4s for the vertical sides first, and attach to the sides with 1-1/4" brad nails and glue.
Also nail into any ends of 1x2s that you can.
Then measure the top and cut a 1x4 for the top. Nail to the plywood, any 1x2s that you can, and the ends of the 1x4s.
If you need to attach the headboard to the wall, you can do that by screwing a 2x4 @ 92-5/8" to the wall, 48" above the floor, where you want the headboard placed.
Then screw the headboard along the top edge to the 2x4.