I had an idea for custom Headboard and wanted to try to build and finish myself.
Step 1: Measure
I measured the bed frame and marked the boards to size needed and marked where met up with bed frame to attach later. I used 1x4x8 boards and 1/4 inch panel board.
Step 2: Cut and Glue
I cut the boards to desired length, then glued them in place. I flipped it over and secured from back using 5/8 inch nails.
Step 3: Place Cushions
I placed the cushions in desired pattern and cut additional boards to fill in. I glued them in place and nailed from the back as before.
Step 4: Stain
I chose a weathered grey stain and applied and let dry overnight.
Step 5: Glue Cushions
I glued cushions using liquid nails in caulk gun. I also secured from back using 5/8 inch nails.
Step 6: Finishing
I added various waxes to get a look I was happy with. I started with dark, then added white and silver. Finished with clear wax.