Modified Cassidy King Headboard

Submitted by Radcrafter on Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:41

Love this bed.  I found the Cassidy plan and immediately fell in love with the decorative detail of the headboard.  It wasn't until I was in the process of buying the wood that I decided to go in a different direction and use wood from my giant scrap piles to create the headboard instead of the wood shims.  I followed the plan with a few minor modifications to work with our existing metal frame as opposed to building the one in the plan.

The basic headboard and footboard went together in one day, but creating the design with the scrap wood for the headboard took an entire Saturday.  It was time consuming cutting pieces to fit and then staining each individual piece.

I marked this as a week long project because it does take several days to stain everything and then poly it.  Most of that is wait time not actual building time.


Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Approx. $70-80 for wood (used scrap for decorative part of headboard, so it would be more if you had to purchase additional wood) + $12 for 4 small cans of stain (already had the large can of Espresso).
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used
Minwax Ebony, Special Walnut, Early American & Espresso Stain. Minwax Satin Polyurethane for top coat.
Recommended Skill Level