Brookstone Twin Headboard
A beautiful simple headboard reminiscent of an old barn door. Just needs a beautiful finish.
I bet you have received your Pottery Barn Kids catalog in the mail, and you have already lusted over the Brookfield Collection. I love the play table, it would double perfectly as a coffee table. And the cubby console is a must hack. But it's the bed that I had to take on this morning.
|Brookfield Bed, Image Designed By Ana White|
Ana vs the bed, what do you think?
|Brookfield Bed, Designed and Image By Ana White|
I'm saying everyone wins. Like the Pottery Barn Kids Brookstone Bed, our bed can be built with pine boards and a sheet of plywood (for the bottom of the bed). But today, we are going to focus on the headboard.
This headboard reminds me of an old barn door with the cross bracing. It's also economical to build because it's made of 1x4s and a couple 1x3s and 1x2s. Go for the cull bin and pick up cracked and distressed boards for added character and big discounts - just make sure you check all your boards for square. And easy way to check a board for square is to pretend it's an arrow on a bow. Look down the board like it's an arrow and you will be able to easily see if the board is straight. Rotate the board to check all sides.
|Brookfield Headboard, Designed and Image By Ana White|
With the right finish, this headboard is going to be so pretty!
6 - 1x4 Boards @ 8 feet long
2 - 1x2 Boards @ 8 feet long
3 - 1x3 Boards @ 8 feet long
See attached PDF for full building instructions.
12 - 1x4 @ 31" (Panel Boards)
2 - 1x2 @ 49 1/2" (Side Legs)
2 - 1x3 @ 49 1/2" (Front Legs)
2 - 1x3 @ 38 1/2" (Back Supports)
2 - 1x4 @ 38 1/2" (Front Trim)
1 - 1x4 @ 26" (Center Trim)
1 - 1x3 @ 44" (Top Trim)
1 - 1x4 @ 45" (Top Trim)
2 - 1x4 @ 30" (Cross Bracing, ends cut 30 Degrees off square, parallel)