Headboard plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about headboard plans. If you want to learn more about building a basic headboard for a king size bed, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. Check out the rest of the woodworking projects, as there are many plans to choose from and many ideas to use for your home.

Before starting the actual construction project, we recommend you to plan everything, as to save money and to keep the costs under control. Adjust the size and the design of the headboard to suit your needs. In addition, we recommend you to invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar, as they have a nice finish and are highly durable, especially in a humid environment.

If you don’t have a rich expertise in woodworking field, you should ask a friend to give you a hand with the project. There are many things that you could go wrong, so make sure you plan everything and invest in quality materials. Select the lumber with attention, making sure the components are perfectly straight and in a very good condition. Use a carpentry square to check if the corners are right-angled.

 

 

Headboard plans

Building the headboard

Building the headboard

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 52″ long LEGS
  • B – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 32″ x 76 1/2″ long PANEL
  • C – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 76 1/2″ long SUPPORT
  • D – 1 piece of 1×4 lumber – 83 1/2″ long TRIM
  • E – 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 83 1/2″ long TRIM
  • F – 1 piece of 1×2 lumber – 83 1/2″ long TRIM

 

Tools

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

 

Tips

  • Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
  • Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface

 

Time

  • One Day

 

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Building a king size headboard

Building the frame of the headboard

Building the frame of the headboard

 

The first step of the woodworking project is to build the frame of the headboard. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to build the legs and the support out of 2×4 lumber. Cut the components at the right size and smooth the edges with sandpaper.

Smart Tip: Drill pocket holes at both ends of the bottom support and secure it to the legs using 2 1/1″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are square.

 

Attching he headboard panel

Attching he headboard panel

 

Build the panel for the king size headboard out of 3/4″ plywood. Mark the cut lines on the 3/4″ plywood sheet and get the job done with a sharp circular saw. Drill pocket holes along the side edges and fit it between the legs. Insert 1 1/4″ screws and add glue to secure the panel into place. Align the edges and leave no gaps between the components.

 

Attaching the main trim

Attaching the main trim

 

Attach a piece of 1×4 lumber to the top of the structure, in order to enhance the look of the headboard. Add glue to the joint and remove the excess with a damp cloth. Insert finishing nails to lock the trim into place. Align the back edge of the trim to the back edge of the legs.

 

Fitting the bottom trim

Fitting the bottom trim

 

Fit a 1×2 trim to the headboard and secure it to the structure with glue and finishing nails. Leave no gaps for a professional result.

 

Fitting the top trim

Fitting the top trim

 

Adjust the with of a 1×6 slat to 4 1/2″ using a circular saw. Smooth the edges and attach the trims to the headboard, as described in the diagram. Make sure the edges are flush and add glue. Afterwards insert a few finishing nails to lock them together tightly.

 

Headboard plans

Headboard plans

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues.

Smart Tip: Apply several coats of stain or paint to the wooden components, if you want to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the wood headboard.

 

 

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