This was an incredibly easy project. The construction only took a couple of hours, but because of the horrific humidity it took me days to finish staining and waxing the headboad. The wood was the cheapest Home Depot had to offer. It was perfectly imperfect. For the finish, I used 3 coats of Minwax Stain in Jacobean, sanding with steel wool in between each coat. I finished the stain with 2 coats of Minwax Paste Wax.
Minwax Paste Wax