Full size headboard plans

This step by step diy project is about full size headboard plans. If you want to enhance the look of your full size bed frame and make it pop up, building a nice headboard is a great way to do it. Take a look over the rest of the woodworking project, to learn more about building the corespondent full size bed platform frame.

You should always plan everything from the very beginning, in order to prevent costly mistakes and to save time. Taking into account the basic design, this headboard frame can match the style of any bed frame. Mark the cut lines on the slats before making the cuts and use a jigsaw to get the job done. If you are looking for other designs or sizes, you should check out the rest of the headboard plans.

There are a few tips that you should take into account, if you want to get a professional result. Therefore, take accurate measurements and use professional tool when making the cuts or when drilling pilot holes. Align the components at both ends and add waterproof glue to the joints, if you want to create a rigid structure. Round the exposed edges with sandpaper or by using a good router.

 

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Full size headboard plans

Building a full size headboard

Building a full size headboard

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 42 1/4″ long FRAME
  • B – 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 57 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 57 1/2″ long PANEL
  • C – 1 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 57 1/2″ long BOTTOM TRIM
  • D – 2 piece of 1×4 lumber – 57 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 29″ long  TRIMS
  • E – 2 piece of 2×4 lumber – 11 3/4″ long LEGS
  • F – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 42 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 59″ long EXTERIOR TRIMS

 

Tools

  • Safety gloves, glasses, Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

 

Tips

  • Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts
  • Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws

 

Time

  • One Week

 

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How to build a full size headboard

 

Building the headboard panel

Building the headboard panel

 

The first step of the indoor woodworking project is to build the panel of the headboard. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to build the supports out of 1×4 lumber. Use 1×4 and 1×6 slats to build the panel of the headboard. Lay the components on a level surface, making sure the edges are flush and there are no gaps.

Smart Tip: Drill pilot holes through the slats and secure them to the supports using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to enhance the bond of the components.

 

Fitting the bottom trim

Fitting the bottom trim

 

Next, you need to fit a piece of 2×2 lumber to the bottom of the panel. Drill pilot holes and secure it to the back legs using 2″ screws. Add glue and make sure there are no gaps between the components.

 

Fitting the face trims

Fitting the face trims

 

Build the trims out of 1×4 lumber and cut both ends of the components at 45 degrees. Attach the trims to the headboard, making sure the edges are perfectly aligned. Add glue to the joints and insert 1 1/4″ finishing nails to lock the trims into place thoroughly.

 

 

Fitting the bottom supports

Fitting the bottom supports

 

Next, attach 2×4 pieces of lumber to the bottom of the headboard, in order to add extra-support. Drill pilot holes through the supports and insert 2″ into the back legs.

 

Fitting the exterior trims

Fitting the exterior trims

 

Attaching the 1×3 trims to the exterior of the headboard is one of the last steps of the woodworking project. Align the trims to the front face of the headboard, if you want to get a professional result. Add glue to the joints and use finishing nails to lock the trims into place.

Smart Tip: Smooth the exposed edges with fine-grit sandpaper for a professional result.

 

 

Full size platform bed frame plans

Full size headboard plans

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. In order to get a professional result, fill the holes and the gaps with wood filler and let it dry out for a few hours. Check if there are protruding screws and fix this issue, if necessary.

Smart tip: Apply a few coats of stain or exterior paint to the components, in order to protect them from decay and water damage. Check out the rest of the indoor furniture plans featured on our website.

 

 

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