Mantel Meets Mission

Submitted by Debbie440 on Tue, 07/19/2016 - 09:25

Didn't know what to do with the center open square.  I didn't want to use plywood, so I used 1x3 slats for a Mission style bed look.

I am not a fan of the unfinished, raw look of the two boards meeting on the sides of the headboard in this plan. So I filled with wood putty and sanded (a lot).

This headboard is very top heavy. I wish I would have tried using 1X4's instead of the 2X4's like I read someone else did.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$35 for lumber + molding and paint and basic building materials
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine and furring
Finish Used
Black Matte Paint with a Matte Top Coat. Stained and distressed top molding.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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