Queen Headboard and Footboard

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Submitted by wahome on Mon, 06/29/2015 - 19:48

Decided to build for myself after many projects for my kids and friends. Liked the simple look of the reclaimed wood headboard. Very easy to build. After building headboard and attaching to a standard metal frame, I was very disappointed it the stability of the headboard. I was not interested in attaching headboard to the wall, so I decided on building a matching footboard as well as side rails. Rockler has some great hardware for attaching side rails, making it simple to be able to disassemble should I need to in the future. I did extensive homework for the stain as I was going for a weathered beach wood look. Used Dark Walnut wiped off almost immediately. Followed immediately by the weathered gray, which was wiped off immediately. After drying for 24 hours, finished with 2-3 coats of the gel topcoat. Easiest application is to use an old tube sock over a gloved hand.
Very pleased with end result and with side rails and footboard, it is very sturdy.

Estimated Cost
$300-I bought premium pine.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Premuim Pine from Home Depot
Finish Used
Minwax pre-stain conditioner, Minwax Dark Walnut, Varathane Weathered Gray. Finished with General Finishes Gel Topcoat in Satin.
Recommended Skill Level


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