Squared2 Headboard, Queen

Submitted by Ana White on Fri, 10/22/2010 - 10:31
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A modern touch to a bedroom.

If you couldn't make our first every (but definitely not the last . . . ) Buildaholics Party last night, here's some of the highlights

  • Parson or slipper chair is a priority
  • More beds in adult styles/sizes
  • I'm not the only one who tiptoes around the tablesaw
  • Circular saw isn't much better
  • And we should do it again!

And photos too!

What do you think of @craftconniptions Toddler Farmhouse Beds?

And as promised, one lucky attendee gets to go home with a $50 Lowe's gift card.  Drawn at random (wow, I'm chatty, drew myself three times first!) our winner is . . .

Thanks ThisDIYLife, you have won our door prize!

For everyone else, you can see the complete party conversation here, and stay tuned, we'll be doing that again!

And because you asked for more adult beds, thought I would post one that you can make for about $15 in lumber - or at least under $20, that will make a huge impact in your bedroom.  No fancy bedding required with this headboard!

Especially if you choose a color.  Just throw some white bedding on, and instant chic style without the cost!  See how West Elm styles their overlapping square headboard here.

I love how West Elm choose a dark stain on a bright wall with white bedding.  A blah bedroom can go to chic style with some paint, this headboard, and some white bedding.

Queen, 52" tall x 60" wide x 1 1/2" deep


Shopping List

4 – 1×2, 8′ length
1 – 2×4, 8′ or stud length
4 – 2x2s, 8′ length

Common Materials
Cut List

2 – 2×2 @ 58 3/4″ (Horizontal Frame)
2 – 2×2 @ 52″ (Legs – you can make the legs longer or shorter for the look you are going for)
1 – 2×4 @ 58 3/4″ (Frame Support)
8 – 1×2 @ 12 1/4″ (Overlapping Squares)
4 – 1×2 @ 13″ (Overlapping Squares)
2 – 1×2 @ 20 1/4″ (Overlapping Squares)
8 – 1×2 @ 6 1/2″ (Overlapping Squares)
12 – 1×2 @ 5 1/2″ (Overlapping Squares)
4 – 1×2 @ 6 1/4″ (Overlapping Squares)

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Kreg Jig
Circular Saw
Power Sander


Step 1

Build the Headboard Frame

Build the headboard frame as shown above. The bottom 2×4 (frame support) can be adjusted to any height for easily attaching your bed frame to the headboard.

Step 2

Large 90s

Build the large 90s and attach to the headboard frame as shown above. Carefully mark out the placement of the joints to the headboard frame for a nice square fit.

Step 3

Smaller 90s

Now build the smaller 90s seperate and mark and place inside the larger 90s. Screw in place.

Step 4

Fill in the blanks

Now simply fill in the blanks!


Gloria (not verified)

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 17:38

how can I get deminsions for a King?? I see alot of requests but dont know how to access the responses.......

Hayley Cadarette (not verified)

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 20:36

You are so specific and I love it. I just got a new mattress and have been searching for the perfect headboard. I've seen some of similar to these in furniture stores, but you're so detailed that I want to just give it a shot myself (probably with some male supervision :) haha). I'm glad I people have included pictures so I can see how great it really looks. Is there a certain type of paint or stain you think would work best for a headboard?

roamma (not verified)

Fri, 02/03/2012 - 20:38

If you were able to modify plans for a king bed, I'd love to have a copy of the plans. Thanks!

Bernadette (not verified)

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 11:54

What type of nails/screws did you use? And did you use a hammer or drill?
Looks beautiful! Can't wait to try! Also, how much did you spend on the lumber?

mteich (not verified)

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 06:44

My husband and son built this headboard out of walnut. It is gorgeous.

Chantal V.

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:35

Can this headboard design work for a twin size bed?  If so, does anyone have the dimensions needed?  Thanks!


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