Reclaimed-Wood Look Headboard, King Size

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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.

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


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
wood conditioner
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)

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

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

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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!

In reply to by Jessica (not verified)


Thu, 08/23/2012 - 07:44

We agree! I used the scrap wood from the cuts to add support. I spaced three 1x3's even across, took two 1x2's and cut them at 45 degree angles and put them across the left and right sides. I also picked up some cheap chair leg leg brackets and supported the legs to prevent side to side movement. Should have took pictures before I wall mounted it. Figured it would last longer on the wall than attached to the bed.

Joshua (not verified)

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 11:22

Looking forward to building this Headboard, as well as the Stratton Bed. One question...what kind of Pneumatic nailer is needed? Will a brad nailer suffice?

Betsy (not verified)

Sun, 11/07/2010 - 11:35

Hi Ana! I just finished this headboard and it is GORGEOUS!!! The plans were easy to follow and it was built, start to finish, in 2 hours. I admit that my husband measured all the boards for me because, for some reason, I seem to have a major problem getting the measurments right! He was also handy to have around when it came to moving the headboard because it is very heavy. This is the second thing I've built from your site and I'm so grateful to you for all your hard work. Thanks for everything!

BV (not verified)

Sat, 11/20/2010 - 09:20

I am so happy to have found your website! This bed is stunning and I can't wait to get started on it. I work for an interior designer and am constantly inspired by the pieces I see but I am also a DIYer & love to save money by making things myself! Thanks so much for posting.

Astyn (not verified)

Sun, 02/06/2011 - 10:54

Fantastic headboard. We are moving soon and this is on my list of wants!!! Thank you Ana for this fabulous site.

Ashley R (not verified)

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:50


So I'm starting to build the Cal King version, and I think that the shopping list might be incorrect. I think I need NINE 1 x 4s instead of five, just like you would for a standard king, especially since they're 70" and 72". Is this correct?


Sun, 04/24/2011 - 21:05

The plans for the Queen size with the details seem to have gone missing -- when I click on the link to that page, it looks like the link is actually to the old dev site:…

And I'm getting the following "Not Found" error message:

The requested URL /index.php was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Guest (not verified)

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 17:14

This looks beautiful! I can't wait to make it. Do you have the dimensions for a queen size bed?

Sherise (not verified)

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 15:01

Hello! I was just wondering if anyone had attempted a foot board for this Mason headboard? Or if there were any plans for such? My husband is particular to the horizontal lines as opposed to the vertical lines of the Farmhouse...he's a strange one.

Thanks for the help!


Wed, 07/20/2011 - 17:22

I was looking over the cut list and the plans for this headboard, and I was looking for the spot in the plans where it calls for the use of the Kreg Jig. It is in the tools list, but I don't see where the actual plans call for it. Just trying to figure everything out before I actually start building. Thanks for you help.


Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:44

I love the finish in this picture! Can you post the steps you used for it? Thanks :)

Edit: Nevermind! The comments on Nicole's page give an excellent description of her finish. Thanks anyways! :)


Sat, 05/03/2014 - 18:12

I have just made this bed and love the finish she used. You can no longer get on her blog, so wondered if you could share what stain she used. Thanks!

Sam Wegner (not verified)

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 14:24

The pictures are great but I have not been able to find any detail about how the pannel trim boards and the pannel boards are assembled. I have the tools I need but would like to know some of the assembly details before I actually begin.

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WendyPorter (not verified)

Sat, 06/16/2012 - 21:55

I am going to try this headboard but would like to buy and build everything at the same time. Does anyone have ideas on how to tweak the plans to make a footboard as well? Thank you!

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Lady Goats

Sun, 06/17/2012 - 19:04

you can get rid of two of the 1x6s and two of the 1x4s, which would shorten it by about 18" (depending on the exact widths of the boards). Then take 18" off of the leg height. That would leave you with an approximately 39 1/4" high footboard.

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Sun, 06/17/2012 - 19:52

Thank you so much. I will try that!

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Fri, 07/26/2013 - 20:32

The lists show that screws and the kreg jig are needed, but the directions only show that glue and nails are used. Am I missing something? Also, when using wood glue, do I apply the glue and wait a while before nailing or can I nail away? Thanks! Can't wait to do this project!

Carrie Jones

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 09:27

I absolutely love this headboard, but I really want to make a complete bed. I know there is a way to combine the farmhouse california king bed plan and this headboard to create the bed I want, but the way to do it evades me. I love the horizontal boards on this plan as opposed to the vertical ones on the farmhouse plan. This is going to be my first building project and I don't want to botch it. Help!

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Mon, 03/03/2014 - 09:28

I absolutely love this headboard, but I really want to make a complete bed. I know there is a way to combine the farmhouse california king bed plan and this headboard to create the bed I want, but the way to do it evades me. I love the horizontal boards on this plan as opposed to the vertical ones on the farmhouse plan. This is going to be my first building project and I don't want to botch it. Help!


Sun, 05/04/2014 - 12:52

My husband and I have just made this headboard and I really like this stain. Can anyone tell me what stain was used?

Tripp and Eloise

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 09:41

I want to know too. I can't find it anywhere. She's taken down her blog, the HGTV feature no longer shows her picture. Apartment Therapy featured it but doesn't say the color. argh


Wed, 05/07/2014 - 06:17

Thanks so much!!! After comparing all the stains to the picture (hard to do when you take into consideration light, etc.), I had come down to a combination with dark walnut. Thanks again!