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Reclaimed-Wood Headboard, Queen Size

March 6, 2010 |
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These beautiful photos are from the amazing Cynthia and Nicole.

Simplicity and the beauty of soild wood come together in this headboard to transform a room. This project can be completed in just a few hours. Available in all standard bed sizes.

Reclaimed-Wood Headboard, Queen Size

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Dimensions

Dimensions: 
Reclaimed-Wood Headboard, Queen Size
Dimensions: 
57 1/4" x 65 1/2"

Materials and Tools

Shopping List: 

2 – 1×2 – 8′ Length
7 – 1×3 – 8′ Length
4 - 1×4 – 10′ Length
1 – 1×4 – 6′ Length
1 – 1×6 – 16′ Length
1 – 2×4 – 8′ or Stud Length

1 1/4 inch screws
2 inch screws
1 1/4 inch finish nails
2 inch finish nails
1 1/4 inch pocket hole screws
2 1/2 inch pocket hole screws
wood glue
wood filler
120 grit sandpaper
primer
wood conditioner
paint
Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
hammer
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
circular saw
sander

Cut List

Cut List: 

6 - 1×3 @ 55″ (Fronts and backs of Legs)
2 – 1×2 @ 55″ (Inside of Legs)
5 – 1×4 @ 60″ (Panel Pieces)
3 – 1×6 @ 60″ (Panel Pieces)
4 – 1×4 @ 58″ (Panel Trim, Front and Back)
1 – 1×3 @ 64 1/2″ (Top Trim)
1 – 2×4 @ 65 1/2″ (Top of Headboard)

General Instructions

Work on a clean level surface. Use necessary safety precautions. Measure and cut your boards to fit your piece – measurements given are for a perfect build, and you may find your headboard off a tiny bit. So on the trim and top pieces, measure to fit, using the given cut list as a approximate measurement. Use glue and check for square after each step.

Step 1

Reclaimed-Wood Headboard, Queen Size

Legs. Begin building the legs by fastening the 1×2 middle piece to the 1×3 front leg piece, as shown above. To hide your nail holes, fasten for the 1×2 board into the back side of the 1×3 board. Keep outside edges flush.

Step 2

Reclaimed-Wood Headboard, Queen Size

Panel Pieces. Starting on the top, fasten the panel pieces as shown above. The red pieces are 1×4 boards, the blue are 1×6 boards. Use 1 1/4″ nails and glue. Check for square. Hide your nail holes as you did in step 1.

Step 3

Reclaimed-Wood Headboard, Queen Size

Back of Legs. Use 2″ nails and glue to fasten the back of the legs in place. Fasten to the panel pieces and the middle leg piece. Keep outside edges flush.

Step 4

Reclaimed-Wood Headboard, Queen Size

Trim Pieces. Start by fastening the front trim pieces by using 1 1/4″ nails and nailing through the back into the back edge of the front trim. This will hide your nail holes. Then fasten the back trim in place using 2″ nails and glue.

Step 5

Reclaimed-Wood Headboard, Queen Size

Legs Sides. Keeping outside edges flush, fasten the outer leg piece in place. Use 2″ nails and glue.

Step 6

Reclaimed-Wood Headboard, Queen Size

Top Trim. As shown above, measure and cut your top trim piece. The distance will be the overall width of the headboard at this step. Keeping the top trim flush with the outer leg and the front of the headboard, use 2″ nails and glue to fasten in place.

Step 7

Reclaimed-Wood Headboard, Queen Size

Top of Headboard. Cut the top of the headboard piece 1″ longer than the trim piece from step 6. Mark 1/2″ in from all sides. Center on top of the headboard and fasten in place with glue and 2″ nails.

Step 8

Reclaimed-Wood Headboard, Queen Size

Finishing. Fill any visible nail holes with wood filler and sand and finish as desired. A bed frame can be attached by drilling holes in the fronts of the legs, and using bolts and nuts inserted in the slots open in the insides of the legs.

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I think I might have some

I think I might have some ideas on how to achieve that finish. Distressing the wood is great, and glaze is a MUST but you might want to look into a product called texture putty. It's a lacquer based product that you can apply any number of ways, but you can get that 150 year old weathered look in about 25 minutes. Just apply it over your stained wood, and manipulate it how you need before it dries. Then apply glaze and a clear coat for the sheen you want, and viola! You have a finished piece just like what they have here.

posted by Brandon (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-03-06 11:50

Reply to comment | Ana White

Love the blog. I've bookmarked your website in my bookmarks to read tomorrow.

posted by Garden Grove WordPress (not verified) | on Thu, 2012-07-19 11:18

It seems that it is easy to

It seems that it is easy to do it. Maybe I will try to make it after we will finish painting the walls. Right now my wife is searching for the ideal paint color.

posted by nicolae | on Fri, 2013-01-04 16:49

Oh, I think this maybe my

Oh, I think this maybe my first project. I need to practice with our nail gun (my husband says it jams up with shorter nails, so I'm gonna test it out). We are in desperate need of a headboard.

Could you post a cut list to make this as a King? :)

posted by Kaely (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-03-06 11:59

Wow this is a great project!

Wow this is a great project! I just found your site a few days ago, and you are amazing! I have been wanting a headboard for my bed for a while, and this is perfect. Any chance you will be posting plans for a king-size bed?

posted by Melissa (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-03-06 12:02

I would also love plans for a

I would also love plans for a king.

posted by Anonymous (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-03-06 12:40

King Me Please!

King Me Please!

posted by Gen (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-03-06 13:49

anyone else eyeing the

anyone else eyeing the nightstand???

posted by Gen (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-03-06 13:52

I need plans for a King sized

I need plans for a King sized too please! :)

posted by Gina (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-03-06 13:59

this is THE one! love

this is THE one! love it!

king, please? pretty please???

posted by The P*dunc's (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-03-06 14:31

looks very impressive!

looks very impressive!

posted by Random Research Girl (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-03-06 15:28

I would love the cut list for

I would love the cut list for a king also. This WILL be my first project from your site!

posted by K (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-03-06 15:42

I love this one! I'm not

I love this one! I'm not quite sure my husband and I are ready for the Farmhouse bed (I love it, but we've never built a THING in our lives!), I think this would be a great first project. I'd love the plans for a king please!

posted by Lindsay (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-03-06 16:25

Hi! This is my first comment

Hi! This is my first comment on your blog, but I have been lurking for at least a month! This will (hopefully) be my first project from here. I just broke down and bought a pneumatic nailer to finish some trim in our bathroom and I am ready to ROCK the Mason headboard. Could you please, please make the adjustments for a king size? (My husband will thank you - he's 6'5" and can't stand footboards!!!

posted by Kelly (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-03-06 16:25

I would love the King Plans

I would love the King Plans also...we have been needing a headboard badly!!!!

posted by Amy Christian (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-03-06 17:45
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Rustic Headboard

I just found you blog and I am a huge fan! I have been without a headboard for years and would love to give this a shot. I too would love to have the King Plans if possible.
Thank you for sharing all your wonderful ideas.

posted by lindar | on Sun, 2011-07-24 15:38

Love this! How about a cut

Love this! How about a cut list for Twin size.

posted by Laurie Mom of 3 (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-03-06 18:23

Love the plans and would love

Love the plans and would love to have a king size plans!

Thank you for all the plans and the time you spend! They are great!

posted by Tara (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-03-06 18:23

My brother in law has a barn

My brother in law has a barn on his property that is falling down- he told me to 'have at' the boards, and I think they'll be perfect for this project! (In a King size, if you could!) Thanks!

posted by Beth in NY (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-03-06 18:43

This is wonderful! Will you

This is wonderful! Will you please post for a king size please?

posted by Curried Cupcakes (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-03-06 19:34

This will be my first project

This will be my first project too! I'm going to make a turquoise one, but I need king plans. I promise I'll put up pictures.

KING ME PLEASE!

dmvdh@sbcglobal.net

posted by Missy (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-03-07 06:52

My hubby and I want to build

My hubby and I want to build this ASAP - love it! Need a king size please - so excited!

posted by Blogging with the Bryan's (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-03-07 07:05

OK...I"m in too! King size!

OK...I"m in too! King size!

posted by Dianne (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-03-07 07:51

we know your super busy but

we know your super busy but would love the king size directions we just bought a new bed cal king and have been eyeing some of your bed frame plans cant decide what to make but we definately need the king size directions!!!!

posted by Anonymous (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-03-07 08:31

I love your site. I'm going

I love your site. I'm going to do a full. For King Size, all you need to do is extend the length of the panel boards.

posted by Anonymous (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-03-07 10:08

Oh PLEASE modify for a Full

Oh PLEASE modify for a Full size bed!! Thank you for all the wonderfull plans!!

posted by TracyD (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-03-07 11:35

I'd love it in a full size as

I'd love it in a full size as well... PERFECT for my new guest room!

posted by Tara (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-03-07 18:11

Thanks so much for the king

Thanks so much for the king size plans. I'm hoping to talk my husband into making this. I'll post pictures if we do. :)

posted by Brenda (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-03-07 21:17

I love this! I think I am

I love this! I think I am going to build it for our guest bedroom. Thank you so much for the plans!

posted by Serena (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-03-08 00:47

How would you modify this so

How would you modify this so you can use fabric on the inside?

posted by Sarah Goblot (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-03-08 07:00

I've got this all put

I've got this all put together and it looks NOTHING like the gorgeous finished product! It seriously must ALL be in the finishing. {pushing up sleeves and diving in!}

posted by Cassidy (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-04-13 11:24

I love this headboard! I am a

I love this headboard! I am a little confused(it doesn't take much :)). With this:
6 - 1x3 @ 55" (Fronts and backs of Legs
I only count needing 4 what are the other 2 for or am I just missing something?

posted by Rebecca (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-04-20 17:31

Rebecca, thanks. The third

Rebecca, thanks. The third leg piece goes on the sides. Ana

posted by Ana White (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-04-20 17:40

Lol Thanks Ana! That is a

Lol Thanks Ana! That is a total DUH! moment for me!

posted by sleeplessmom (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-04-30 04:38

Great plans Ana! I have never

Great plans Ana! I have never built anything before, but this was definitely doable for me by myself. My husband taught me how to use the circular saw and then took a nap. By the time he woke up, I was nailing in the last board! Can't wait to finish it.

posted by Christine (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-05-03 16:10

I am building this now and

I am building this now and the only power tool I am using is a sander! I decided that I don't have to wait until I can afford a mitre saw and pneumatic nailer to get building :)

Will email pics once I'm finished!

posted by Natty (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-06-15 09:03

How would you make this into

How would you make this into a bed with side rails and a footboard? I was also looking at how you attached the bedrails on other beds and will a couple of screws hold up well for some... bedroom activity?

posted by Da (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-06-27 07:49

To get the pottery barn look,

To get the pottery barn look, I used a mahogany gel stain. This was easy because you can apply it as light/dark as you want and wipe off. If you go darker in the cracks, creases, etc, it makes it very easy to achieve the same look. A few coats of a semi-gloss polycrylic and it looks great!

posted by Nick Talkers (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-07-18 18:17

I found your site through a

I found your site through a post on Wedding Bee (http://www.weddingbee.com/2010/08/06/remodel-before-and-after/) where they showed a table and bed they made. This site is amazing, can't wait to try some of these projects!

posted by Lulu (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-08-07 12:48

The link for the King bed is

The link for the King bed is no longer available. My Girlfriend and I want to build it together. (one for each of us) Is there another place to find the shopping list and cut list?

I just finished the console table. Thank You!!!

posted by Crystal (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-09-03 05:53

Crystal, here is the link

Crystal, here is the link http://ana-white.com/2010/03/plans-reclaimed-wood-look-headboard-king-si... Sorry about the dead end page :( The move has been quite painful.

posted by Ana White (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-09-03 10:58

I just finished making this

I just finished making this headboard and I am in love! I posted on your facebook also with a picture.....just wanted to say I made a rookie mistake and cut all my boards first so my panel pieces came a bit short and there is a gap.....so I'll remember that for my next project!

posted by livaward (not verified) | on Thu, 2010-09-09 14:17

Hi Ana! Love your plans! I'm

Hi Ana! Love your plans! I'm so glad I found your site. I just finished this headboard. Please let me know what you think!?

THanks! - Amanda
http://www.thepennyparlor.com/2010/09/diy-pottery-barn-mason-headboard.html

posted by thepennyparlor (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-09-21 17:43

Ana- I love your site! Can

Ana-
I love your site! Can you please advise what measurements would be needed to make this headboard in a twin size? My 3 year old daughter is ready for a big girl bed and I would love to make it for her, I didn't see any information for this in twin, only queen and king size. Thank you so much, your site is so inspiring!

-Karrie

posted by Karrie Johnson (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-09-29 07:26

Hi Katie, try this

Hi Katie, try this http://ana-white.com/2010/03/plans-reclaimed-wood-headboard-full-and.html

posted by Ana White (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-09-29 08:40

This is awsome! I found out

This is awsome!
I found out about your site yesterday and buit this headboard after work. I finished assembling it arond 10h30pm and all thats left is the sanding and staining.
I used the ruff lumber since is was WAY cheaper and look alot more like reclaimed wood. It did take me a long time to choose the wood since most of the ruff lumber is crooked or too ruff. The outcome looks nice. I will post picture later.

Are most using ruff lumber or planks?

posted by Ian (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-10-08 08:08

Hello! I'm having so much

Hello! I'm having so much fun with your site! I'm wondering if you have plans for a twin available? I'd love for my husband to make 2 of these for our daughters since they'll be sharing a room soon. Thanks for your generous spirit!

posted by Lori @ Building our nest (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-11-03 12:57

I love it and and am so

I love it and and am so inspired for my first project. Any thoughts on how to add a footboard?

posted by Megan (not verified) | on Thu, 2010-11-04 10:01

Just an FYI to everyone here

Just an FYI to everyone here - these measurements are off... which is kind of a big deal when you're using reclaimed wood and you can't just get more.

Anyway, it's got the two top pieces measured at 64.5 inches and 65.5 inches. However, the panel pieces are 60" plus 2" on either side, plus an additional 3/4" if not an inch with the leg "caps". That brings the total width to 65.5" if not 66"... longer than the two top pieces are.

I don't know how to contact the author - but she really needs to know. I'm going to have to do some ripping now (since my leg pieces on the inside are a different type of wood) in order to cover it. Only had one 2x4 in the same wood... so I'm going to have to make it work somehow. Anyway, good luck! Other than that, it looks really good.

posted by Matt (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-11-07 07:00

The same exact way... just

The same exact way... just make everything shorter (top to bottom). The widths would all apply as well (although you should look at my other comment because the measurements on this are slightly off.)

posted by Matt (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-11-07 07:01

I would love for you to do

I would love for you to do plans for the end table and dresser that match this headboard.

posted by JulieP (not verified) | on Thu, 2010-11-18 11:47

Almost finished - I modified

Almost finished - I modified the plans a bit for vertical slats instead of horizontal ones. Sanding has been completed and we will stain it in the next few days. Thanks for the plans - here's a picture of it so far..
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/olQtYokR0-JU3NgLAEP_wsCK8cvRDlxRwZ4nZiPR0GU?feat=directlink

posted by ryan (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-11-26 11:41

Seems that you built it

Seems that you built it wrong. The horizontal panels pieces are 60" (correct) but the legs are built using a 1x2 sandwiched between 1x3s. The horizontal pieces butt up to the 1x2s on the ends for a total width of approx 63" (60" + 1 1/2" for each 1x2). Then you add the additional 1x3s to the outside for an additional 1 1/2" (3/4" thick each). The brings your total width of the headboard panel to 64 1/2". That is exactly what Ana says in her instructions. Maybe the lumber you were using was actual size and not 'nominal'??

posted by Jason (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-11-30 07:54

My second project from Ana!

My second project from Ana! It turned out fabulous - I used these exact plans for the queen, followed them to the T, and didn't experience any of the issues someone mentioned above. Everyone is super-impressed that I built it myself...and saving $700 by making it myself makes my husband happy! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=33837921&l=91dab6d331&id=45203042

posted by Amanda (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-12-04 21:07

I have been searching for a

I have been searching for a headboard for our queen bed for a LONG time. This is perfect, I am so happy to find it. We are doing ours in yellow. Thanks so much for sharing!

posted by Lesley (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-12-14 09:23

I wish I had known of this

I wish I had known of this site before I built my own version of this headboard for our King bed. I made mine to just hang on the wall behind our bed, with no legs or attachments to the bed frame itself. I measured the bed and took it from there. I bought wood from a pallet recycler, and so the wood was rough with saw marks, and it was authentically beat up. When it wasn't I hit it with a belt sander, hammer and anything else I had. I sanded it just enough to keep from getting splinters, stained/polyurethane in one step and hung it on the wall. It is identical to the one in the catalog with the trim on top. My wife loves it and I didn't spend $800.

posted by John (not verified) | on Thu, 2010-12-23 23:29

I built one & shared the

I built one & shared the photo in the flickr pool. Thanks, Ana! We love it! http://www.flickr.com/photos/55927330@N07/5179152390/in/pool-knockoffwoo...

posted by Jamie (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-12-28 07:32

Can I use screws in this

Can I use screws in this project? I do not have nor can I afford a nail gun :( Please let me know.

posted by gadanny1 (not verified) | on Mon, 2011-01-03 14:07

[...] in Brag Blog Put on

[...] in Brag Blog Put on my TO-DO List Save as PDF Print this PostShare/Bookmark Builder: Experience Level: Absolute Beginner Estimated Cost: $70-$80 Estimated Time Investment: 2 Hours From Plan: http://ana-white.com/2010/03/plans-mason-headboard-its-all-in-finish.html [...]

posted by Weathered Finish Mason Headboard — Ana White (not verified) | on Fri, 2011-01-07 22:37

Hi Ana, My daughter turned

Hi Ana,
My daughter turned me on to your site a few months ago. She talked me into getting her and her a husband a Kreg Jig for Christmas. (never even heard of one) I'm going to attempt this today, got my wood and had it cut last night. I'll upload a picture of it when I'm done. Thanks so much for sharing your plans!!!

posted by Rhonda Hughes (not verified) | on Sat, 2011-01-08 07:34

Absolutely! Screws are just

Absolutely! Screws are just harder to hide. What you might consider is finish nails and a hammer for the front to hide your screws. Of course, if you are painting, this won't matter, as wood filler takes paint well.

posted by Ana White (not verified) | on Mon, 2011-01-10 13:18

[...] close up. Can’t wait to

[...] close up. Can’t wait to see what these will look like against the Ana White freclaimed wood headboard, which I hope to make this [...]

posted by In The Name of Late-Night Reading | Enduring Charm (not verified) | on Sun, 2011-01-16 14:05

I made this scaled down to

I made this scaled down to fit a full size bed. Awesome, easy to follow plan. I did use screws, Cabinet or trim head. I added a runner to the back to help stabilize and prevent shifting of the planks.

posted by P J (not verified) | on Tue, 2011-01-25 20:38

Here is the finished product.

Here is the finished product. Being my first project, I was happy with the results and learned a few things along the way. First, don't buy cheap wood! Unfortunately, I did and ended up having to paint it instead of staining it like I wanted. Also, measure twice, cut once. My boards were a little warped, so I used some of the left over pieces and attached them to the back with screws so it drew in the boards to make them straighter. Thanks Ana!. Now I'm on to the next project.https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=7b9675a5d5&view=att&th=12dbed3b54e511cc&attid=0.1&disp=inline&zw

posted by Rhonda (not verified) | on Wed, 2011-01-26 06:29

This may seem like a silly

This may seem like a silly question, but I am having a hard time determining how you would prevent hitting where you have blind nailed when adding the outer pieces and trim, did you mark the places you nailed to avoid this?

posted by Sarah (not verified) | on Sat, 2011-01-29 17:02

Seems I did. I didn't buy

Seems I did. I didn't buy 1*2's. I ripped them myself out of old barn wood.

So, while I was wrong, I was also right. Someone who actually builds according to the numbers written in the instructions will have a problem. Someone who buys "1x2"s from Home Depot will be fine since it's not actually 1"x2" inches.

Maybe just some clarification would be helpful. Or, not being an idiot and actually doing the math yourself before you rip down all your barnwood :)

posted by Matt (not verified) | on Thu, 2011-02-03 23:14

Had a great time building

Had a great time building this, but I made mine just a touch taller because I want to build the storage bed next, and I was afraid that the 55" height just wouldn't be enough. Also used the stain "gunstock" probably wouldn't do that again, but I don't hate it.http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=7678115&l=88c74166d8&id=689151336

posted by mariakathh (not verified) | on Sat, 2011-02-05 23:16

thanks for the plans! I'm

thanks for the plans! I'm going to be making something similar but with the look of rustic mountain laurel handrail.

posted by Wood Railing (not verified) | on Sun, 2011-02-06 08:36

I had such a wonderful time

I had such a wonderful time making this headboard! It went together so nicely I built two of your bedside tables to match prior to staining. Thank you so much for making my room look like a bedroom! It seems that our 3 kids have the most beautiful rooms ever. Now, thanks to you, my husband and I can have our dream room too. The best part is I can do it with out spending a fortune!

posted by Stacey (not verified) | on Tue, 2011-02-08 12:18

[...] in Brag Blog Put on

[...] in Brag Blog Put on my TO-DO List Save as PDF Print this PostShare/Bookmark Builder: Sarah Norman Experience Level: Some Experience Estimated Cost: $385 for both projects Estimated Time Investment: 12 hours to complete both projects From Plan: http://ana-white.com/2010/03/plans-mason-headboard-its-all-in-finish.html [...]

posted by Mason Headboard and Apothecary Console — Ana White (not verified) | on Wed, 2011-02-09 23:47

My husband and put this

My husband and put this headboard together without too much trouble. We did put a brace across the back to help with some not so straight boards. It was a fun project to do together. Thanks. Love your site.

posted by Mackenzie (not verified) | on Sun, 2011-02-20 12:28
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I want this paint!

Ana, I made one of these headboards and it turned our great!

Now I want to make another and paint it this gorgeous turquoise color seen in the photo above. 
What brand and color of paint is this?
Thanks!

posted by chryblsm | on Wed, 2011-04-06 18:51
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paint

all the details for the turquoise finish i used can be found at my blog http://deepthoughtsbycynthia.blogspot.com/2010/05/handmade-headboard.html

posted by cynthiaw | on Sat, 2011-07-02 20:12

Reply to comment | Ana White

Hurrah! Finally I got a weblog from where I be capable of in fact obtain useful facts regarding my study and knowledge.

posted by building your own home for dummies (not verified) | on Sun, 2012-07-08 11:06

where do I need screws and a kreg jig?

Reading through the instructions, I am not seeing where I need a kreg jig. I don't have one, and would prefer not to buy one if I don't need it. Each step just tells to use nails and glue?...

posted by Kevinrs (not verified) | on Sat, 2011-05-07 00:55

What amazing paint color did you use for that gorgeous turquoise

Hi Ana!

What paint type/color did you use? My husband just built the headboard yesterday morning, and we can't wait to get it painted! Thanks so much!

posted by Kristine (not verified) | on Mon, 2011-05-09 13:31
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Perfect Headboard!

I love this project plan. It is such a beautiful style and the color is great! I can't wait to build it.

Love2Create

posted by love2create | on Thu, 2011-05-19 22:14

wow!

We've never built anything before. We also haven't had a headboard in years. So we figured it was time to do both! The plans were great. The only problems we had were a couple of our boards weren't straight (a good lesson for next time) Thanks so much for sharing this!

posted by RyansMama (not verified) | on Sat, 2011-07-02 18:08

Where do the pocket screws get used?

i don't see any reference to screws in the plan steps or illustrations. why do you use them?

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Thu, 2011-08-04 09:25

When do you use Kreg Jig and Screws?

I have all the wood cut and laid it all out - it looks great. I bought all the screws, nails and Kreg Jig but looking through the instructions it always says to use nails. When do you use the screws? And where do you use the Kreg jig?

posted by Jill B (not verified) | on Sat, 2011-10-08 19:10

What color and brand paint is

What color and brand paint is the green headboard? It's such a nice color! I want to paint a cabinet the same shade.

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Sun, 2011-11-13 17:38

Warped boards

Someone commented that they needed to put a board on the back of the head board to help straighten out the warped boards. One way to help avoid this problem is by buying T&G (tongue and groove) boards. This allowes the boards to be locked together, preventing them from warping to badly as they age. T&G doesnt generally cost much more than plain cut lumber and is very helpful in these types of projects.

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Sat, 2011-11-19 14:52
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Making a King

If you need to build this for a king, the conversion is pretty easy.

A king is 16 inches wider than a queen. On any dimensions that run horizontally, add 16 inches.

posted by claydowling | on Sat, 2011-11-19 15:46
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This will be my next project.

This will be my next project. Cant wait to get started, it is perfect! Love reading your Momplex blog. Thanks for sharing your plans.

posted by Diana00 | on Fri, 2011-11-25 13:24
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This will be my next project.

This will be my next project. Cant wait to get started, it is perfect! Love reading your Momplex blog. Thanks for sharing your plans.

posted by Diana00 | on Fri, 2011-11-25 13:24

Where is everyone finding 1x2

Where is everyone finding 1x2 and 1x3 pine? I have looked at 5 different lumber yards in Calgary and none of them carry pine in those dimensions. Fir and Maple, yes, but that's far too pricey. Any suggestions?

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Fri, 2011-11-25 13:53
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Must be exporting it all

A big percentage of our lumber in the U.S. comes from Canada.

One option, and a pretty good one, is to buy No. 2 1x6 and rip it down to the width you need. Requires having a table saw though, or knowing somebody who has one.

posted by claydowling | on Fri, 2011-11-25 16:33

I also live in Alberta and

I also live in Alberta and have a very difficult time finding pine (in any size). Most lumber yards in our province have relatively inexpensive spruce in 1 x 2" and 1 x 3" sizes. Be sure to measure the actual dimensions of the wood before building, as the dimensions of lumber in the US are sometimes different than the lumber we can get in Canada. I found out the hard way that I must adjust many of the plans on this site because lumber dimensions vary in different geographic regions. For example, the spruce 1 x 2 s available in my community are only 5/8" wide, not 3/4".

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Tue, 2011-12-13 16:45

Nice Post

Great blogpost at least I think so. Thank you for providing that information.

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posted by BrandFranplou (not verified) | on Tue, 2011-12-06 13:38

I'm also wondering about the Kreg Jig and Screws?

I'm new to all this and hoping to do this as a first project. Like some others, I read thru the plans and didn't see mention of the Kreg/screws. Are they for making it attachable to a bedframe? Thanks in advance for the clarification!

posted by Dana Martin (not verified) | on Tue, 2011-12-27 01:12

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