This was my first woodworking project.
The inspiration for the project came from the "Dark Mahogany Chase Chunky" headboard from World Market. At $300 (at the time) it was out of my price range. But after looking at it for a while, I decided I could do it myself.
I used and modified several of Ana White's headboard plans to come up with the final (rough) idea.
I used 3 2x3 boards for the frame, a 3/4" thick piece of plywood for the body (which I had cut at the hardware store) and a 1x2 to top the plywood. I was just going to paint the whole thing but I found these bamboo placemats and decided to incorporate them into the project. At $1 each why not? I used 3/4"x1/2" S4S Moulding for the grid.
the cost of materials was about $66 but I had enough plywood left over for another headboard.