Reclaimed-Wood Look Headboard, King Size

Submitted by Ana White on Sun, 03/07/2010 - 07:28
Difficulty
Beginner
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Simplicty and the beauty of solid wood come to together in this headboard to transform a room. This easy project can be completed in just a few hours. Available in all standard bed sizes.

Special thanks to Nicole at Create and Delegate for sharing her photos.

Dimensions
80" x 57 1/4" x 81 1/2"

Preparation

Shopping List

Standard King LUMBER
Lumber for Standard King 

2 – 1×2 – 8′ Length 
7 – 1×3 – 8′ Length 
9 - 1×4 – 8′ Length 
3 - 1×6 – 8′ Length 
1 – 2×4 – 8′ or Stud Length 
 California King
Lumber for California King 
2 – 1×2 – 8′ Length 
7 – 1×3 – 8′ Length 
5 - 1×4 – 12′ Length 
4 - 1×6 – 6′ Length 
1 – 2×4 – 8′ or Stud Length

Common Materials
1 1/4 inch screws
2 inch screws
1 1/4 inch finish nails
2 inch finish nails
120 grit sandpaper
primer
wood conditioner
paint
paint brush
Cut List

Cut List for Standard King 

6 – 1×3 @ 55″ (Fronts and backs of Legs) 
2 – 1×2 @ 55″ (Inside of Legs) 
5 – 1×4 @ 76″ (Panel Pieces) 
3 – 1×6 @ 76″ (Panel Pieces) 
4 – 1×4 @ 74″ (Panel Trim, Front and Back) 
1 – 1×3 @ 80 1/2″ (Top Trim) (measure before cutting) 
1 – 2×4 @ 81 1/2″ (Top of Headboard) (measure before cutting) 
 Cut List for California King 
6 – 1×3 @ 55″ (Fronts and backs of Legs) 
2 – 1×2 @ 55″ (Inside of Legs) 
5 – 1×4 @ 72″ (Panel Pieces) 
3 – 1×6 @ 72″ (Panel Pieces)
4 – 1×4 @ 70″ (Panel Trim, Front and Back) 
1 – 1×3 @ 76 1/2″ (Top Trim) (measure to fit) 
1 – 2×4 @ 77 1/2″ (Top of Headboard) (measure to fit)

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Hammer
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Drill
Circular Saw
Power Sander
General Instructions

This plan is identical to the queen sized plan to build. Please review the queen size plan.

Project Type
Room

Comments

Karina & John … (not verified)

Sun, 03/07/2010 - 18:01

OH NO! Now I can't decide between this one and the Farmhouse for my little girls Twin bed. Any chance that you will post this for a twinner??

Karen (not verified)

Tue, 03/09/2010 - 16:55

I am thinking Snottery Barn is good name...How desperate they must be...most blogger use pic and reference to others...go girl

Janie Fox (not verified)

Sat, 03/20/2010 - 11:17

Fantastic plans - was just talking to husband about wanting a headboard and went to your blog, and there it was! Can't wait to make it - we will make it in the California King size. We have antique furniture in our bedroom and it will look beautiful with it.

Melissa (not verified)

Sun, 03/21/2010 - 17:02

My husband and I just got home from buying the wood for this project. I think we got a higher grade wood, because it ended up costing us just over $100 for the wood, nails, glue, and other little things. We are planning to get started next weekend.

Jennifer (not verified)

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 07:52

I was SO happy to find your blog! I am printing the plans for the king size head board RIGHT NOW....because my husband told me too. I am also going to print the plans for the table you have...he's going to make it with two benches and two chairs (gonna have to buy those)...the table and chairs we have are 10 years old. We have 3 kids (with another due in 4 weeks!)and KNOW that it is NOT smart to buy expensive furniture because our kids have not figured out how to treat it properly...or maybe we haven't taught them well enough? Either way...I am so glad you post your plans because I LOVE them and my hubby loves to build!