One of the first things I built for the new house is my queen size headboard. I wanted a simple headboard that was durable and "farmhouse" design - so I put together this easy headboard! It took me less than an hour to build, and less than $50 (that's on the higher end).
My headboard is for a queen size bed. I cut the 1 x 4 x 6 to 64 inches; cut 2 - 2x4 to 57 inches tall. The last 2x4 I cut 34.5 inches.
I glued all the 1x4s together, then put the two 57inch 2x4s on the edge, glued and screwed them to the 1x4. I screwed every 1x4 to the 2x4 - this is where the pocket holes would have saved time and be a better plan. Also, if you have a bed frame that you'll be attaching the headboard to, make sure the 2x4s are the right width apart. My frame screwed to the 2x4's with them on the edge. I then glued the last 2x4 in the middle and screwed to each 1x4.
I stained the headboard to my favorite stain - dark walnut, then screwed the frame to the headboard and to the wall.
Finished! What do you think? I used the extra 1 x 4 for the frames I made in my previous blog post - engineering print and wood frames.
Excuse the garage mess, I built the headboard when I was living with my parents - I had to move all the kids and my stuff from Abilene to their garage. Didn't have much space to work with.
Also, room is not finished! The side tables are not painted :) and I'll have more decor! Work in progress.
What do you think?
Thank you for stopping by! Let me know if you built a headboard! I'd love to see it!
Kristi Q Le
Hi! I'm Kristi. I'm starting a new chapter...more like book...of my life. I'm a mama of 2. Going to take adventures and try new things! YOLO, but in a Godly way!