Squared2 Headboard, Queen

Submitted by Ana White on Fri, 10/22/2010 - 10:31
Difficulty
Intermediate
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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.

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

Preparation

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)

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

Instructions

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!

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Comments

Stephanie (not verified)

Mon, 01/17/2011 - 17:34

I discovered your site yesterday and spent HOURS going through the projects. Then I saw this one! I've been wanting to embellish a very plain piece that I already own by creating a Chinese lattice pattern on the drawer fronts. This does a great job at explaining the proportions, but now I want to make the whole bed! Keep up the excellent work!!

Megan (not verified)

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 06:57

This is just my kind of plan. While I love the Kreg Jig, I don't enjoy filling all of those pocket holes. I would also love to see the plans in king size, please.

lorieann (not verified)

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 11:40

Hello to Ana or anyone out there that may know how to turn theses plans into one that will build a king size? Please I have been searching and waiting and I know alot more of you have been begging for king size plans for this bed and I have an itch to build something... so pretty pretty pretty please help us out...

Natalie Roy (not verified)

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 14:43

I'd recommend not building this in rough lumber if you plan on using high gloss paint to finish this headboard. Too many imperfections no matter how much sanding you do or wood filler you use. We'll try building this again with better wood.