A rustic headboard that looks like an old barn door.
Handmade from this plan >>
Dimensions are shown above.
Materials and Tools
8 1×4, 8’ Long
2 1x2s, 8’ Length
3 1×3, 8’ Length
1 1/4” Finish Nails
2” Finish Na
120 grit sandpaper
compound miter saw
countersink drill bit
18- 1×4 @ 31” Panel Boards
2 – 1×2 @ 49 1/2 “ Side Legs
2 – 1×3 @ 49 1/2” Front Legs
2 – 1×3 @ 38 1/2” Back Supports
2 – 1×4 @ 38 1/2” Front Trim
1 – 1×4 @ 26” Center Trim
1 – 1×3 @ 44” Top Trim
1 – 1×4 @ 45” Top Trim
2 – 1×4 @ 30” Ends cut at 30 degrees off square, parallel, see last step
Start by lining all the 1×4 panel boards up, rotating the grain so the bark side is up, then down. Adjust for square. Then if you have a nailer, glue and nail the top and bottom trim in place. Otherwise, screw from the back to hide your screw holes. Shown above back side up, so you would just screw through the trim into the back side of the panel boards.
Now screw the legs on with glue and 2″ screws.
Nailer would be handy here, but if you don’t have one, you can screw the leg fronts to the legs. Use glue and 2″ screws or nails.
I highly recommend measuring and cutting these to fit. Nails would hide best, and even if you don’t have a nailer, if you plan to stain, I suggest using a hammer and finish nails to hide any holes. If you plan to paint, go ahead with the screws and glue.
Mark the center and use 1 1/4″ fasteners and glue to attach.
Now add the top trim with screws or nails and glue. Center on the top.
Use finish nails and glue to attach the top to the top trim. Center on the top.
Start by cutting 2 1x4s 36 3/4″ long, with both ends cut at 45 degrees off square, parallel to each other. Then on the top end, measure in 2″ and mark a line square with the top edge (see above diagram). Cut this line. Attach the cross supports to the headboard with 1 1/4″ finish nails and glue, nailing into all of the panel boards.
A while back I posted plans for the Brookstone Bed in a twin size.
Photo from Devin
So many of you asked for different sized plans, but time just flies by, and before I knew it, months had passed and still, I hadn't found the time to publish more plans in the collection.
But after seeing these stunning photos from The Picky Apple, I knew I HAD to prioritize adding at least the queen size.
We'll start with the headboard. Isn't it beautiful? For lots more photos and details about the finish, make sure you visit The Picky Apple.
You can also see all the plans in the Brookstone Collection here.