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First Project- reclaimed wood look Queen headboard!

March 22, 2011 |
posted by jamie_C
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First Project- reclaimed wood look Queen headboard!
First Project- reclaimed wood look Queen headboard!
First Project- reclaimed wood look Queen headboard!
About This Project

Estimated Cost: 
around $75
Estimated Time Investment: 
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Required Skill Level: 
Beginner
Type of Wood: 
Pine
Finish Used: 
Used only one coat of Minwax Dark Walnut (really liked the rustic look), and finished with Minwax polyueruthane. This was a quick build- did all of the cutting, & got it mostly assembled while my toddler was napping! One thing to note- we had to add some wood braces on the back in order to straighten our boards out. They looked ok at the store, but we got them home & realized they were quite warped! Sanding, staining and polyurethaning took additional time that was spread out over a few days (didn't include that in total time). This was great for a first project. I've got lots more on my to-do list now!
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posted by jamie_C | on Tue, 2011-03-22 14:45

Do you have a tutorial for the headboard project?

I really want to try it. Email me if you do Thanks!

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Tue, 2012-01-17 22:53
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Congrats!

That was fast and looks lovely in your bedroom. You make me anxious to be moved so I can have a basement to work in.

posted by Francoise | on Tue, 2011-03-22 17:17
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Same Thing happend to me

First off, I love the rustic look as well. As far as the wood looking good at the store and then not so much at home; ditto there too. With this project straight boards are a must unless you want to add on extra wood.

posted by nlaupp | on Wed, 2011-05-25 22:22
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Lovely

It looks great!!!!! I am going to make this for my bedroom. Nice to see how others have turned out!

posted by mom24boyz | on Fri, 2011-06-17 19:23

i *adore* your headboard and

i *adore* your headboard and finish! I think this will be my first project too. Nice work!

posted by Keri Beth (not verified) | on Sun, 2011-08-14 15:07
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Thanks!

Thanks! It was a great first project- very easy to do.

posted by jamie_C | on Sun, 2011-08-14 19:23

So cute

So cute

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Sun, 2011-12-11 17:40

So cute

So cute

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Sun, 2011-12-11 17:40

queen size headboard

what is the materials list and the cut list please?

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Wed, 2012-03-14 21:23

Stain

How did you get the shades to vary so much when you stained it? Awesome job. I'm working on this one now as a twin headboard. Thanks!

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Sat, 2012-03-17 09:35
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As for the varying shades, it

As for the varying shades, it just happened! We only did one coat of stain, so that probably had something to do with it. The wood we chose was not perfect either so that probably helped to make the different shades as well.

posted by jamie_C | on Mon, 2012-03-19 20:47

Plans

I love this bed! You did an amazing job!!! My question is do you have the plans and did you just attach to a metal frame or build a wood base?

posted by Denise Talley (not verified) | on Sat, 2012-08-18 14:30

How did you attach it to your

How did you attach it to your bed?

posted by Jessica rose (not verified) | on Mon, 2012-10-22 09:05
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I attached it to our metal

I attached it to our metal bed frame. We just drilled holes at the appropriate levels, and then attached with large bolts. Pretty simple!

posted by jamie_C | on Tue, 2012-10-30 21:16
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Great Job

Great job Jamie.

posted by windjamer812 | on Wed, 2013-08-14 02:34

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