OK, first off this is not in any way, shape or form the Ana White plan for the Reclaimed Wood Headboard. However, I had to include a plan link and it IS a headboard made with reclaimed wood. So yea, air quotes.
Second, I apologize for the poor quality photos of my recent brag posts. The digital camera is gone so these are iPhone specials.
On with it now.
This is my quick and dirty way of making a headboard, and kind of cheating. All you're looking at in these photos is some 2X3s and 2X4s around an old door to the root cellar in my basement. That's right, for once my main source of building material was not a pallet.
As I took the door off the old rusty hinges and cleaned off the dust and cobwebs it occurred to me that this was probably original to the house from 1920. With that kind of history in mind the only thing I could do was take a saw to it and hack off 18 inches, oops.
The 2X3 posts on the side were actually supports for a shelf that was made from a door(more on that to come). That shelf was actually found in the root cellar the door was for, this house has been pretty beneficial to me so far. The 2X4 top is from a pallet and aside from a 2X6 at the bottom to attach it to the bed, that's it. After that it was simply a matter of some oops paint on the trim(that would be the red) and a bit of sanding once it dried. The white is simply the condition the door was in.