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

jimmyn4

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!

Carrie Jones

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!

suekp

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