Full size headboard

This was so easy and relatively quick. I think it took us an hour and a half. We had all wood precut at Home Depot at the time of purchase. There were a couple boards that weren't cut accurately, but I just went with it because I don't mind imperfection. And some boards were a bit curved. I think it just adds to the rustic, "reclaimed" look. I ended up using mostly pressure treated wood as it was cheaper. They also didn't have the lengths in the instructions so I had to buy more pieces which made the cost about $80. I only used nails to build this, not the screws mentioned in the supply list. I finished it with a quick slap job of white paint, leaving some wood exposed. Sanded some off before adding a steel wool/vinegar stain. I ordered a metal frame to attach to the headboard thinking they were all a standard size and would work with these plans. Beware, this is not the case. The frame is narrower than legs and could not be bolted to them. I ended up slipping a 1 x 4 x 10 piece of wood into the grooves at the bottom, screwing it into place. Then I bolted the frame to that.

Estimated Cost
$80
Estimated Time Investment
An Hour or Two (0-2 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pressure treated pine
Finish Used
Paint and Steel Wool/Vinegar Stain
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project

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