Board & Batten Inspired Headboard

Our guest room finally has a headboard! I put together this queen size headboard using what I had learned building my daughter's headboard (and consulting the plans for the Reclaimed Wood Headboard) using the remainder of the plywood sheet from her headboard project, 2x3s for the legs, a 2x4 to join the legs (and connect to the metal bed frame), furring strips, and a 1x3 to top it off.

Our plywood had been cut to fit our car, so the first vertical furring strip was placed to hide the seam where I joined the two pieces back together. Then we evenly placed them from center as just looked right to us.

We had a great time seeing this come together as we didn't follow a specific plan, but were able to be a bit more creative inspired by various plans.

Estimated Cost
$45 including hardware & paint
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Plywood, Pine, Furring Strips
Finish Used
We painted with Martha Stewart's Stratosphere in a flat finish, distressed and rubbed on Minwax Provencial stain. Unfortunately, the stain gave the headboard a very green tint, so after a lot more sanding, we were able to finish the project with two quick coats of Minwax water based Poly.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner