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

suekp

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!

marylarrinaga

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 12:27

Are there footboard instructions available for a king bed? We build the headboard about a year ago, and find that we prefer to have a footboard as well - the sheets tend to slide down which we find annoying. A footboard will correct that problem. Thanks!!

LZupp

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 07:00

Hello Ana,

 

Where do the pocket screws come into play for the King Size bed plan? We bought all of the wood, we just want to make sure we build it properly.