Farmhouse bed queen headboard

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/28/2018 - 09:32

I used Ana’s plans to make my queen sized headboard. I used 1x8’s for the verticals and changed the framing a bit to only have one piece of wood on top. I also left out the 2 extra board on the back to save some cost. I glued and nail gunned each vertical piece to the top and bottom 1x4. I attached the assembled center to the 2 posts with pocket screws and small L corner brackets for stability. I also adjusted the height of my project to come to approximately 64 inches tall and the bottom of the inner picture portion, where the mattress reaches the headboard, to just hit the top of that 1x4 so we never have missing objects that have fallen behind the bed. I did use the green pressure treated lumber for the 4x4’s and they stained just fine. I also added a farmhouse style X through the center. I ripped my top 2x6 on both sides to be approximately 5 inches wide, so the rounded edge of the worn lumber is now square. I stained this in minwax dark walnut then went over with a second color coat of minwax classic grey. My apartment isn’t big enough for the sides and foot board but someday if we move, I’ll be able to complete the entire bed set.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$60 in lumber high estimate
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Finish Used
1st coat minwax dark walnut. 2nd coat minwax classic grey.
Required Skill Level
Beginner