Simple Wooden Headboard




Introduction: Simple Wooden Headboard

This is about the most simple headboard you could make.

Step 1: Sand & Stain the Wood

I purchased 7 pieces of 6' long boards (tongue and groove boards that are 7" wide).

Here is what it looks like after I stained a few of the boards a driftwood color.

Step 2: Screw Them Together

Next fit the pieces as close together as you want them and take two 6' 1"x4" boards and screw all the boards to the top half of those boards. I came up a little short on top so I added just a little length to the top.

Step 3: Enjoy Your New Headboard

Carry that headboard into the bedroom and rest it against the wall. Then scoot the bed up to the headboard and enjoy!

Bonus points for draping some cute little saying over the top.

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8 years ago on Introduction

Hey, you've posted some great stuff today! This is a great looking headboard. So simple, yet awesome looking.

Welcome to the site, btw! I hope you'll continue to post lots of projects. This is great stuff!


Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

Thanks seamster! I love the site and I'm glad I finally am starting to contribute to this wonderful and vibrant community!