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Wood Framed Upholstered Headboard

November 17, 2009 |
posted by Ana White
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These simple, easy to build, wood framed upholstered headboards can add a touch of luxury and a lot of style to a bedroom in just a few hours. Special thanks to Jill for sharing her photos. Jill also built the storage beds with drawers from the storage daybed and drawer plans.

Wood Framed Upholstered Headboard

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Wood Framed Upholstered Headboard

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Author Notes: 

Dimensions

Dimensions: 
Wood Framed Upholstered Headboard
Dimensions: 
Dimensions for a Queen Bed. Easily Customizable to fit any bed size

Materials and Tools

Shopping List: 

7 - 1x3 @ 6 feet long 

1 sheet 1/2" plywood 
1 sheet 3/4" plywood 
2 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long 
1 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
wood glue
wood filler
120 grit sandpaper
primer
paint
paint brush
Tools: 
measuring tape
square
circular saw
nailer
sander

Cut List

Cut List: 

A) 1 - Piece of 1/2" plywood 60" x 36" 

 B) 1 - 1x3 @ 60" (Inside top trim) 
 C) 2 - 1x3 @ 53 1/2" (Inside side trim) 
 D) 1 - 1x3 @ 55" (Bottom inside trim) 
 E) 1 - 1x2 @ 60" (Middle top trim) 
 F) 2 - 1x2 @ 33" (Middle side trim) 
 G) 1 - 1x2 @ 60" (Middle bottom trim) 
 H) 2 - 1x3 @ 20" (Leg Support Piece) 
 I) 2 - 1x3 @ 56" (Outside trim piece) 
 J) 1 - 1x3 @ 61 1/2" (Outside top trim piece) 
 K) 1 - 1x4 @ 63 1/2" (Header) 
 L) 1 piece of 3/4" plywood 55"x31" (Fabric Covered Panel)
Cutting Instructions: 
Cut list is for 1 Queen Sized Headboard

Step 1

Wood Framed Upholstered Headboard

Start with A, the piece of plywood.

Step 2

Wood Framed Upholstered Headboard

Add Piece B to the top, keeping top edges and sides flush with the plywood. Use glue and 1 1/4" nails. Diagram shown above. AS SHOWN BELOW, add the inner legs, piece C, keeping outside edges flush.

Step 3

Wood Framed Upholstered Headboard

Bottom Inside Trim, D. As shown below, add the bottom inside piece, D. Use glue and 1 1/4" nails.

Step 4

Wood Framed Upholstered Headboard

Add the middle top trim piece, E, as shown below. Keep the top edges flush with the headboard, and the sides. The diagram shows this. Use 2" nails and glue.

Step 5

Wood Framed Upholstered Headboard

Start by adding the bottom middle trim piece, G, keeping the bottom and side edges flush with the headboard, as shown below. Then add the middle side trim pieces, F, as shown below. Keep outside edges flush. Use 2" nails and glue.

Step 6

Wood Framed Upholstered Headboard

Leg Trim, Pieces H. Use the 1 1/4" Nails and glue and add the leg support pieces, H, as shown below.

Step 7

Wood Framed Upholstered Headboard

Add the outside trim piece, I, on either side of the headboard, as shown below. Keep the front edges flush. There will be a 1/4" overhang on the back. This is fine. Use 2" nails and glue. This is shown below.

Step 8

Wood Framed Upholstered Headboard

Add piece J to the top of the headboard. Keep front edges flush. Use glue and 2" nails. This is shown below.

Step 9

Wood Framed Upholstered Headboard

Now add the final header piece, K, to the top. This time, keep back edges flush with the pieces below. K will overhang 1" on either end.

Step 10

Wood Framed Upholstered Headboard

Do a dry fit of piece L, the insert, into the headboard. Trim if necessary to allow for fabric. Cover the headboard insert piece, L, with foam on just the face. Use spray adhesive to adhere the foam to the plywood. Then cover the plywood with your choice of fabric and staple to the back side. Then, with 1 1/4" screws, from the back, screw through the back plywood into the insert plywood, securing all four corners.

Finishing Instructions

Preparation Instructions: 
Remove the insert, fill all holes with putty and sand and finish as desired. Secure the headboard to the Stratton bed using 1 1/4" scres and screwing through the backside of the legs into the bed. It is recommended that the headboard (like most headboards) be secured to the wall behind the headboard.

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Can you please put up

Can you please put up measurements for this headboard in King size? I am very excited to try this out!

posted by Jessica Jae (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-01-30 12:11

Yes I really want these plans

Yes I really want these plans for a King size...please please please.

posted by Adam and Ashley Endsley (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-01-31 20:19

I would LOVE the measurements

I would LOVE the measurements for a king size bed too!! Im so excited to try this out and i LOVE your website! I've been addicted to it since i found it haha :)

posted by Priscilla (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-01-31 21:38

I'd love the measurements for

I'd love the measurements for a king as well!

posted by Rae (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-02-22 12:00

I would also love this in

I would also love this in King.

posted by Megan (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-02-23 19:23

Would it be too annoying if I

Would it be too annoying if I also requested the measurements for the king sized measurements of this headboard?!
Thank you so much!

posted by Anonymous (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-02-24 13:31

I would love, love, love King

I would love, love, love King sized measurements as well!!! My husband is going to have a HUGE honey do list after finding this blog. :D

Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!

posted by Butterfly Baby Place (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-03-13 08:34

As others have posted, I too

As others have posted, I too would love the measurements for king size bed as well. Thank you in advance for your help.

posted by Erica Wink (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-04-05 18:14

I want to do this as well,

I want to do this as well, but like the others, I am wondering... can you please post instructions in a king? :) Thanks for such a great blog! I just discovered it tonight, and I am crazy about it!

posted by Baker Family (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-04-18 19:51

Thank you SOOO much for these

Thank you SOOO much for these plans!! What a great blogspot!

posted by Allison (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-04-19 18:33

I would also really love

I would also really love plans for a KING headboard ... to go with my KING storage bed of course!

posted by Shelley (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-05-07 06:53

And I think you should

And I think you should totally hack the bedside bookcases that go with this set!

posted by Shelley (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-05-07 07:01

I am attempting to build this

I am attempting to build this for my fiance. She wants the bed in white with a linen fabric. I am also going to add a little flair. Well see how it turns out

As we are moving into our first house, money is tight and I just want to say thanks for posting all of these plans and pictures.

I will post pictures of the completed project in the next few days.

posted by Robert (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-06-14 19:05

For a King size, just take

For a King size, just take the width measurement of your bed and modify from there. Make the height whatever you want. You can do this!

posted by ~Sha~ (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-08-09 05:04

Hey, I have a question ..

Hey, I have a question ..

I made the queen storage bed and would like to make this headboard.

Because my room is so small, the only spot for bed is centered with my window, leaving no way to secure it to a wall.

Do you have an alternate way of securing it? Would it be better if It made the bottom wider to allow more ways to secure it to the storage benches?

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