We eventually will build the rest of the bed, but for now we needed a headboard. Hubby helped me with this one, since it was large, I loved having an extra pair of hands. This headboard is reversible, so if our tastes change, we can unbolt it and flip it over to the side that is just stained and polyurethane. Pretty neat! This headboard is extra tall, because we have our bed frame up on risers, and we wanted a picture shelf but didn't want it interfering when we sat up in bed to read or what-not. Hubby used the router to make grooves in the top before we attached it, so our pictures wouldn't be crashing down on our head! Our metal bed frame comes just shy of the outer edge of the legs of the headboard, so when we build the rest of the bed, the side rails will meet the edge exactly. We placed the headboard behind the bed frame to mark where to drill the bolt holes and attached the headboard to the frame with 4 inch long, quarter inch wide bolts with washers and nuts. Two on each side.
Built from Plan(s)
$50-$60 just paint and lumber. We had some supplies left over from previous projects, including screws and the ship-lap boards.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine stud lumber and pine ship-lap
We painted and distressed the boards, then applied stain to the distressed parts. We coated the entire thing with three coats of polyurethane.
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