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Squared2 Headboard, Queen

October 22, 2010 |
posted by Ana White
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A modern touch to a bedroom.

Squared2 Headboard, Queen

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Dimensions

Dimensions: 
Squared2 Headboard, Queen
Dimensions: 
Queen, 52" tall x 60" wide x 1 1/2" deep

Materials and Tools

Shopping List: 

4 – 1×2, 8′ length
1 – 2×4, 8′ or stud length
4 – 2x2s, 8′ length

1 1/4 inch pocket hole screws
Tools: 
measuring tape
square
safety glasses
circular saw
sander

Cut List

Cut List: 

2 – 2×2 @ 58 3/4″ (Horizontal Frame)
2 – 2×2 @ 52″ (Legs – you can make the legs longer or shorter for the look you are going for)
1 – 2×4 @ 58 3/4″ (Frame Support)
8 – 1×2 @ 12 1/4″ (Overlapping Squares)
4 – 1×2 @ 13″ (Overlapping Squares)
2 – 1×2 @ 20 1/4″ (Overlapping Squares)
8 – 1×2 @ 6 1/2″ (Overlapping Squares)
12 – 1×2 @ 5 1/2″ (Overlapping Squares)
4 – 1×2 @ 6 1/4″ (Overlapping Squares)

Step 1

Squared2 Headboard, Queen

Build the Headboard Frame

Build the headboard frame as shown above. The bottom 2×4 (frame support) can be adjusted to any height for easily attaching your bed frame to the headboard.

Step 2

Squared2 Headboard, Queen

Large 90s

Build the large 90s and attach to the headboard frame as shown above. Carefully mark out the placement of the joints to the headboard frame for a nice square fit.

Step 3

Squared2 Headboard, Queen

Smaller 90s

Now build the smaller 90s seperate and mark and place inside the larger 90s. Screw in place.

Step 4

Squared2 Headboard, Queen

Fill in the blanks

Now simply fill in the blanks!

If you couldn't make our first every (but definitely not the last . . . ) Buildaholics Party last night, here's some of the highlights

  • Parson or slipper chair is a priority
  • More beds in adult styles/sizes
  • I'm not the only one who tiptoes around the tablesaw
  • Circular saw isn't much better
  • And we should do it again!

And photos too!

What do you think of @craftconniptions Toddler Farmhouse Beds?

And as promised, one lucky attendee gets to go home with a $50 Lowe's gift card.  Drawn at random (wow, I'm chatty, drew myself three times first!) our winner is . . .

Thanks ThisDIYLife, you have won our door prize!

For everyone else, you can see the complete party conversation here, and stay tuned, we'll be doing that again!

And because you asked for more adult beds, thought I would post one that you can make for about $15 in lumber - or at least under $20, that will make a huge impact in your bedroom.  No fancy bedding required with this headboard!

Especially if you choose a color.  Just throw some white bedding on, and instant chic style without the cost!  See how West Elm styles their overlapping square headboard here.

I love how West Elm choose a dark stain on a bright wall with white bedding.  A blah bedroom can go to chic style with some paint, this headboard, and some white bedding.

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Ana, I love this! Are you

Ana, I love this! Are you going to post plans for the daybed? If so, I'll wait for you to post those plans! I was going to build the daybed this weekend, but couldn't quite figure out how to do it all by myself. If you are going to post plans in the next few weeks, I'd be soooo happy! Thank you.

posted by Shamaira (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-10-22 12:45

Oh how I love this! This has

Oh how I love this! This has just gone to the top of my 'Ana' list. Will be building soon.

posted by jodi (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-10-22 14:10

I'm sad I missed the tweet

I'm sad I missed the tweet party! It's on during Project Runway, but since that's nearing the finale I'll be good to go soon!

LOVE this plan, but holy moly stop! I had already decided to do the farmhouse bed for the guest room, but now I super want to do this one! The price and style just can't be beat!

Thanks, Ana!!

posted by TNSLB (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-10-22 16:38

is this for a queen size bed?

is this for a queen size bed? I too hope you can create the plans for the day bed, I tried to figure it out from the message board post about it, but it didn't make complete sense to me. it's such a pretty design!

posted by carie taguchi (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-10-22 16:47

Oh my goodness!!!! I can't

Oh my goodness!!!! I can't believe I actually won something...I never win anything! I can't wait to get started on my next project! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Totally worth setting up my Twitter account. I so appreciate all that you do. I pass along your website at every chance I get - a common phrase around work is "Did you check Ana's website?" We love everything you do!

posted by ThisDIYLife (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-10-22 18:26

I love this! I already built

I love this! I already built the Reclaimed-Wood Look Headboard however, I'm thinking that the top part of this headboard painted a peacock blue would make a beautiful wall hanging against my white rental living room wall.

posted by Sarah (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-10-22 21:54

This is perfect for our guest

This is perfect for our guest room, painted white!!! Thank you so much!

posted by Loni (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-10-23 05:31

This looks fabulous! I am new

This looks fabulous! I am new to this whole idea of building your own furniture, but the plans look easy to follow. Are you planning on posting this headboard in king size? That would be fantastic.

posted by M (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-10-23 10:59

I love this ! Does anyone

I love this ! Does anyone know how to convert this to a twin size , my 12 year old would love this

posted by elizabeth (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-10-23 13:12

i also want to have this in

i also want to have this in twin for my daughter, for a year i wanted to get this headboard at west elm,i've been receiving the catalogue every month and this week i finally bought the matress and yesterday i was about to order the bed when i found that is discontinued, so this sounds like a good project to do, does anyone know how to adapt it to a twin size?

thank you

posted by NORMA B (not verified) | on Wed, 2011-09-07 20:29

Love the plans, my hub and I

Love the plans, my hub and I just finished building the Brookstone bed for our 2-yr old (polu is drying as I type). We modified the plans for fit the existing mattress we had, which is an XL-twin. 80 inches instead of 75".

Plan suggestion: I'd love to see a knock-off of IKEA's Trofast. This can't possibly be hard, right? But I don't own a router. The baskets they sell for it are way cheap and I could afford those, but $90 for the frame, who are they kidding!?
We have another one on the way now and storage in our small rental house is a MUST!
Love all the plans, keep 'em coming. I check the site daily.

posted by Jamie L (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-10-23 14:40

I love it! But my bed is a

I love it! But my bed is a King, so you know what i'm asking right? Pretty please!

posted by Fawn (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-10-23 17:07

I've been trying to talk one

I've been trying to talk one of my friends into building a headboard for her new bed in her newly painted bedroom. I think I might be able to talk her into this one!

Next note: Your website is spreading around the office. Just this week a co-worker said "I convinced [my husband] to buy a Kreg Jig this weekend...I don't know what it does, but Ana says I need one." Quite a few of us have build lists. It's like we have our own little Ana fan club.

Third: I can't believe I won!!!! I set up my twitter account solely for the purpose of your tweet party and thought the best name was what I've decided to use as my blog name...if I ever actually start writing on there. Maybe sometime by the end of the year www.ThisDIYLife.com will be up and running :) I can't wait to start building my next project, the Lydia bed for the guest room in our 1910 Victorian house. Your bright colored furniture has inspired me to paint it a color...just need to decide on which one...blue...green...yellow?

Last, but certainly not least: Thank you for all that you do!

posted by AmyLynn (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-10-23 18:47

I'm so glad I'm not the only

I'm so glad I'm not the only one afraid of circular saws! For some reason, I'm not scared of the table saw, but circular saws... yikes!

posted by Lauren (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-10-24 04:35

Which model of Kreg Jig do

Which model of Kreg Jig do you recommend for this project?

posted by Renate (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-10-24 12:52

I have been drooling over

I have been drooling over your plans for over a year...but I've never gotten up the courage to actually try to build one. This one looks like the perfect first project. Only problem? I've got a king size bed. Any chance you'll be posting these plans for a king?

posted by Lindsay (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-10-24 21:33

squared2 headboard

did you ever receive the plans for a king size bed? if so can you email em to me? I've been looking all over and cant seem to find the proper dimensions to build a king size headboard.......thanks

posted by Gloria (not verified) | on Thu, 2011-08-18 21:29

So cute! I too have a king

So cute! I too have a king size bed....

posted by Niki (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-10-24 21:37

This plan is truly fantastic!

This plan is truly fantastic! What do you suggest as the best method for attaching it to the bed frame? Thanks as always Ana!

posted by Sheela (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-10-25 17:35

I also would love king-size

I also would love king-size plans!

posted by Martha (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-10-27 08:56

Martha, just they are! I use

Martha, just they are! I use up ALL of my scraps, proudly!

posted by Ana White (not verified) | on Thu, 2010-10-28 09:43

http://cleverlyinspired.blogs

http://cleverlyinspired.blogspot.com/2010/10/where-should-i-put-this-platter.html

posted by cleverlyinspired (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-10-29 17:02

That's so funny. I just saw

That's so funny. I just saw something like this on TV Friday night while flipping channels and I decided I wanted one. Thank you for posting this!

posted by Jill (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-11-01 06:55

I second that! I was all

I second that! I was all ready to tell the hubby we were making this today and then I realized it was a Queen :(

posted by Wendi (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-11-05 09:03

I must be slow because I

I must be slow because I can't seem to find the King plans haha

posted by Wendi (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-11-05 09:32

LOVE IT! Only probable is my

LOVE IT! Only probable is my bed is a King! My room is in serious need of help... really... bad... we have no head board and have rubbermaid tub drawers as our nightstands! This style matches my $5 set of chair find (we actually got 4 chairs for 5 dollars, but only two live in my bedroom!). I would LOVE to see a King headboard for this... but also a nightstand with the same pattern on it! I would love the chance to make my bedroom a more relaxing place to sleep... and get us out of the college living feeling! PLEASE!!!

posted by Christi (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-11-05 09:52

Ok Ana I did it with your

Ok Ana I did it with your help!! I'm so glad you made these plans and I love my bed. I have attached a link to my blog and uploaded a picture too... There is also a youtube video on my blog showing the process. Please take a look at it and tell me what you think. Anyone? Thanks a million.

I looked this bad boy over a 1000 and 1 times. Now finally it's complete. I also entered the headboard into a contest over a Sewmuchado.blogspot.com called the copycat contest. I'll keep you posted. Thanks again!!!

Oh heres the link: http://uniqueillusions.weebly.com/1/category/17%20west%20elm%20inspired%20headboard6636c9be9f/1.htmlhttp://uniqueillusions.weebly.com/1/category/17%20west%20elm%20inspired%20headboard6636c9be9f/1.html

posted by AprilDenise (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-11-12 22:39

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

posted by Ana White (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-11-12 22:45

Hi what size does this fit? I

Hi what size does this fit? I just love what you do. Do you have the plans for this in a king size.

posted by lorieann (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-12-06 00:16

any tips on how to join the

any tips on how to join the small pieces together at perfect angles? how should I arrange my clamps?

posted by McKay (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-12-13 12:21

Yet another vote for the King

Yet another vote for the King plans, please! I just checked with my brother-in-law and he has a pocket hole jig! We need a headboard badly - I think our bedroom matches the one described above- we just have a mattress and boxspring on a frame... with $7 IKEA tables as bed-side tables! hehe

posted by Laura (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-29 22:29

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! please

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! please please please- King bed measurements. This headboard is on my 2011-to-do-list.
Great work Ana!

posted by H. Sabo (not verified) | on Sat, 2011-01-01 07:17

So did any of you get plans

So did any of you get plans for the king size version?

posted by lorieann (not verified) | on Sun, 2011-01-02 18:42

me to where are they? please

me to where are they? please post king size plans

posted by lorieann (not verified) | on Sun, 2011-01-02 18:43

I'd like to add my vote for

I'd like to add my vote for King-sized plans. I love this headboard and would really like to make it for my king bed. Please, please, please post modified plans>

posted by Nikki (not verified) | on Fri, 2011-01-07 10:16

another vote for king size

another vote for king size plans, PLEASE!! :)

posted by Sara (not verified) | on Sat, 2011-01-08 08:38

Ana, I have been

Ana,

I have been forwarding your name to all of my friends, but haven't attempted to build anything yet. This will be my first- loves it! Thanks for all of the time you put into your plans and website.

posted by Arielle (not verified) | on Mon, 2011-01-10 16:45

what kind of 2x2's do you

what kind of 2x2's do you use. I went to buy some and all I can find are firing strips, which are very poor quality! The only other 2x2 I could find was oak and they were $15 each!!

posted by Sara (not verified) | on Tue, 2011-01-11 17:55

oops, guess that should be

oops, guess that should be "furring strips" :)

posted by Sara (not verified) | on Wed, 2011-01-12 10:33

King plans!!!!! I would

King plans!!!!! I would honestly go and buy the wood now.

posted by TheDabblingCrafter (not verified) | on Wed, 2011-01-12 15:15

I discovered your site

I discovered your site yesterday and spent HOURS going through the projects. Then I saw this one! I've been wanting to embellish a very plain piece that I already own by creating a Chinese lattice pattern on the drawer fronts. This does a great job at explaining the proportions, but now I want to make the whole bed! Keep up the excellent work!!

posted by Stephanie (not verified) | on Mon, 2011-01-17 20:34

Please please please add the

Please please please add the king plans! Can we pay you for them? :)

posted by Natalie Roy (not verified) | on Tue, 2011-01-18 18:34

This is just my kind of plan.

This is just my kind of plan. While I love the Kreg Jig, I don't enjoy filling all of those pocket holes. I would also love to see the plans in king size, please.

posted by Megan (not verified) | on Mon, 2011-01-24 09:57

Hello to Ana or anyone out

Hello to Ana or anyone out there that may know how to turn theses plans into one that will build a king size? Please I have been searching and waiting and I know alot more of you have been begging for king size plans for this bed and I have an itch to build something... so pretty pretty pretty please help us out...

posted by lorieann (not verified) | on Wed, 2011-02-02 14:40

would love to make this

would love to make this squared2 headboard for a standard king size bed....can you please give me deminsions and supply list for that? glphil4131@yahoo.com
THANK YOU

posted by Gloria (not verified) | on Fri, 2011-02-18 18:22

Renate, Buy the deluxe Kreg

Renate, Buy the deluxe Kreg Jig set and you will never regret it. It runs about $135. It is one tool that is worth its cost.

posted by tmchoops (not verified) | on Tue, 2011-02-22 08:31

King sized plans please! The

King sized plans please! The design for my bedroom greatly depends on building this bed :-)!

posted by Danielle (not verified) | on Wed, 2011-03-02 12:42

I'd recommend not building

I'd recommend not building this in rough lumber if you plan on using high gloss paint to finish this headboard. Too many imperfections no matter how much sanding you do or wood filler you use. We'll try building this again with better wood.

posted by Natalie Roy (not verified) | on Wed, 2011-03-02 17:43
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Here are the day bed plans

I saw that some of you were looking for twin or daybed plans. They are over at Ana's other site. But I'm posting the link right here, right now!

HAVE FUN!

Katie

posted by KatieLott | on Fri, 2011-03-18 10:18

Measurements for a full size Please!!!!

My daughter loves this headboard and her B-Day is in three weeks can someone or Ana Help Please...   

Thanks

posted by cindy (not verified) | on Sat, 2011-03-19 05:07
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Another Ana Project Complete

My husband and I finished this headboard.  Thank you for plans!  We love it.

Headboard

http://uffdaprojects.blogspot.com/2011/04/project-headboard.html

Amanda


Amanda Leonard

http://uffdaprojects.blogspot.com

posted by amanda.leonard | on Tue, 2011-04-19 15:47

Dying for King Plans too!

Did anyone get King plans yet? I'm itching to make this for our new house!! But need the king dimensions first!! <3

posted by Gina (not verified) | on Sun, 2011-04-24 18:45
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May be a silly question

Do you just attach this headboard to a metal frame? Or could you build a frame similar to the farmhouse bed one?

posted by mutley | on Thu, 2011-06-16 11:40

Squared2 Headboard Queen

how can I get deminsions for a King?? I see alot of requests but dont know how to access the responses.......

posted by Gloria (not verified) | on Thu, 2011-08-18 19:38

Headboard

You are so specific and I love it. I just got a new mattress and have been searching for the perfect headboard. I've seen some of similar to these in furniture stores, but you're so detailed that I want to just give it a shot myself (probably with some male supervision :) haha). I'm glad I people have included pictures so I can see how great it really looks. Is there a certain type of paint or stain you think would work best for a headboard?

posted by Hayley Cadarette (not verified) | on Wed, 2011-09-21 22:36

King bed plan?

If you were able to modify plans for a king bed, I'd love to have a copy of the plans. Thanks!

posted by roamma (not verified) | on Fri, 2012-02-03 23:38

Type of nails/screws

What type of nails/screws did you use? And did you use a hammer or drill?
Looks beautiful! Can't wait to try! Also, how much did you spend on the lumber?

posted by Bernadette (not verified) | on Mon, 2012-03-26 13:54

Squared2 Headboard

My husband and son built this headboard out of walnut. It is gorgeous.

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