Create a luxurious headboard for your bed with these simple plans. Special thanks to Amy for sharing her photo. Amy also built the bed (it's a queen size) from her own plan.
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1 – 3/4 MDF or plywood (can be low grade, but make sure the plywood is straight and not damaged)
A) 1 – 3/4″ Plywood or MDF @ 76 1/2″ x 40” (Back, you can use builder’s grade plywood)
Please note that the actual width will be 78″ and not 84″, as shown in dimension diagram(to fit a standard king, 78″ wide). The cut list will reflect this change. To make a queen sized, simply subtract 18″ from all horizontal cuts, leaving all vertical cuts the same. (queen sized mattress measures 60″ x 80″)
Fabric Insert. Measure and cut the panel insert, shown in green above. Your panel should measure approximately 35″ high x 71 1/2″ long. This is correct, and the dimensions given above for the length are 6″ too long.
Dry fit your panel. You may wish to leave some room around the panel to give allowance for foam backing and fabric. When you are satisfied with the fit of the panel, cover with foam, batting and fabric, stapling on the back. Using the 1″ screws, screw from the back of the headboard into the center panel, holding the panel in place. You will want screws in each of the corners, and in the center.
Tiffany (not verified)
Tue, 02/02/2010 - 01:37
LOVE this! I am a new
LOVE this! I am a new follower....came by way of Shanty2Chic! Love your blog....thank you for the "secrets"!
Gen (not verified)
Tue, 02/02/2010 - 08:12
yay! i may have to try
yay! i may have to try this...sounds like it'd be perfect for my room!
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Denise (not verified)
Tue, 02/02/2010 - 08:26
wE MISSED YOU!!!
wE MISSED YOU!!!
Jamielyn (not verified)
Tue, 02/02/2010 - 21:20
AH I LOVE this! do you have
AH I LOVE this! do you have this in a queen? thank you for all your plans, you are awesome! i have lots on my to-do list! Let's just hope I am half as good as you!
The Owens Family (not verified)
Sun, 02/07/2010 - 14:17
Can you tell me where I can
Can you tell me where I can find the quilt off of this bed?
Ana White (not verified)
Tue, 02/09/2010 - 07:54
quilt is pottery barn
quilt is pottery barn
Christine (not verified)
Sat, 02/20/2010 - 11:08
is it possible to build this
is it possible to build this with the plywood cut smaller to fit in a car?
Pinz (not verified)
Sun, 02/21/2010 - 13:43
Ana - you amaze me!!! My
Ana - you amaze me!!! My hubby and I just made our own built ins around our fireplace and I was thinking of what I should do next when I came across your site. I cannot wait to have these painted so I can do the headboard for our bed. Thank you so much for your plans and website!! One question... what's the best way to print plans?
Annesphamily (not verified)
Tue, 02/23/2010 - 17:33
This is incredible! I am so
This is incredible! I am so glad my friend Barb at Dogmom Diva sent me over! You are awesome!
loni (not verified)
Sat, 03/06/2010 - 10:56
I love the headboard looks
I love the headboard looks easy to make too. Do you have the plans for the base as well. Together they look amazing.
Ren H. (not verified)
Mon, 11/29/2010 - 10:26
Ana, you forgot one very
you forgot one very important step with this headboard plan.
12. To complete, place one dog onto bed.
I know our (not home made yet) bed isn't complete without a dog or two on it!
Thu, 04/14/2011 - 14:12
Ren H. You are soooo right!
Ren H. You are soooo right! I'm looking for ways to make our bed big and comfy enough for myself, hubby (we're both overweight) our boy Yorkie and our deaf Great Dane girl and that's how I found this brilliant site. Can't wait for hubby to wake him up and show him
Teri (not verified)
Wed, 12/22/2010 - 15:45
Ana, you are my hero! Alaska
Ana, you are my hero! Alaska and Hawaii have something in common----furniture and shipping is so expensive! When I found your website I became so excited! I haven't had a headboard for 17 years and I am going to build this one as my first ana-white.com project! Thank you!
Jaime Perreca (not verified)
Wed, 02/02/2011 - 11:52
Ana, I made this last week. I
Ana, I made this last week. I think it looks really good. I bought prepainted moulding (espresso color) to make the fabric, then painted the outside legs and wood a complimentary off white. I think it works with the room. The nightstands are cedar and also your pattern.
David (not verified)
Wed, 03/30/2011 - 10:53
Trying to figure out the cut down to make a twin headboard. Does anyone have those dimensions? Any suggestions on how tall I should make it so it isn't mis-proportioned? Thanks.
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