Modern Geo Headboard

Modern Platform Bed
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It's a piece of plywood with 1x2s stapled on top.  You don't even have to cut the plywood!  Arrange the 1x2s any way you want.  Paint or stain to match your style or room. You can build this amazing Modern Geo Headboard with our free step by step plans.

Pair it with our Modern Platform Bed Frame for a complete room.

We love the trendy geometric accent walls that are everything right now!

modern wood accent walls  

But what if you can't (or don't want to) make permanent changes to your room?  You can still get this look by building your own headboard - for a fraction of the cost and work.

modern headboard

It's just one sheet of plywood, with 1x2s nailed to it.  That's it!

You can design the 1x2 strips any way you wish, paint it any color you like!

You can also pair it with our hairpin bed frame to complete the look.


Pairing with a Queen Bed

No alterations are needed to pair with the queen platform bed.  Here's what the proportions would look like -

modern headboard plans


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Modern Geo Headboard Plans

The free plans for this headboard follow.  Please submit a brag post when you are done so we can see how your project turned out!


modern platform bed dimensions
Dimensions shown above with Standard King Platform Bed


Shopping List
  • 1 sheet of 3/4" plywood (4' x 8') AC or Hardwood Plywood recommended
  • 8 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
  • 2 - 1x4 @ 10 feet long
  • 1-1/4" brad nails
  • Wood glue

If you need to attach to the wall (no bed frame)

  • 1 - 2x4 @ 92-5/8" long 
  • 6 - 3" self tapping wood screws
  • 6 - 2" self tapping wood screws


Cut List

Cut as you go with each step in the plans below.


Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Miter Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander


Step 1

Lay the 3/4" plywood panel down on a flat, level surface.

Attach the first 1x2, all outside edges are flush, and the 1x2 is exactly parallel to the edge of the plywood.

Use 1-1/4" brad nails and wood glue, nailing every 6-8".

Step 2

Set the compound miter saw to 45 degrees.

Make cuts, place boards, and glue and nail down.

Step 3

Add additional boards.

Step 4

Add the final trim boards.

Step 5

Cut the 1x4s for the vertical sides first, and attach to the sides with 1-1/4" brad nails and glue.

Also nail into any ends of 1x2s that you can.

Then measure the top and cut a 1x4 for the top.  Nail to the plywood, any 1x2s that you can, and the ends of the 1x4s.

Step 6

If you need to attach the headboard to the wall, you can do that by screwing a 2x4 @ 92-5/8" to the wall, 48" above the floor, where you want the headboard placed.

Then screw the headboard along the top edge to the 2x4.