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.

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Comments

In reply to by Jessica (not verified)

okieriverrats

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.

http://ana-white.com/2012/08/distressed-wood-headboard

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

Ana,

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?

dee

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:
http://dev.ana-white.com/acquia-drupal-1.2.33/2010/03/plans-mason-headb…

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

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