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Mantel Moulding Headboard

July 23, 2012 |
posted by Ana White
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Make a headboard with lots of moulding! Inspired by Pottery Barn Addison Headboard, features dentil moulding and crown moulding. Free easy plans from Ana-White.com

Mantel Moulding Headboard

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About Project

Author Notes: 

Hi everyone and Happy Monday!!!

We have been working hard up at the Momplex last weekend.  Did you spend your weekend DIY-ing too?  I hope so - there's nothing like a good dose of Vitamin DIY!

A while back, my dear friend Brook of Being Brook (I'm sure you already know her and follow her and adore her too - you'd be crazy not too) wrote me asking if I could assist with plans for a headboard resembling a mantel, with lots of moulding.  Her inspiration came from the Pottery Barn Addison Headboard.

For about 1/5 of the price of the Pottery Barn version, Brook made this!!!

Are you wowed?  I am!!!

We've put the plans together below, but please, take a second first to stop over and read Brook's post on building this bed.  

And yes, the nightstands are DIY too - plans coming soon!

Thanks Brook!!!

Dimensions

Dimensions: 
Mantel Moulding Headboard
Dimensions: 
Queen Sized

Materials and Tools

Shopping List: 

5 – 2x6 @ 8 feet or stud length
1 – 2x2 @ 8 feet long
1 – 2x4 @ 8 feet long
1 – 1x6 @ 8 feet long
1 sheet of ¼” plywood
3 – 7’ sticks of moulding in sizes (see last step)
Optional moulding on center panel (2 8’ sticks)
2 ½” PH screws
2” and 1 ¼” finish nails

Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
compound miter saw
nailer
sander

Cut List

Cut List: 

2 – 2x6 @ 59 ¼”
2 – 2x6 @ 54”
2 – 2x2 @ 8 ½”
1 – 2x2 @ 68”
1 – 2x6 @ 68”
2 – 2x4 @ 3”
1 – 2x4 @ 71”
1 – 1x6 @ 73”
1 – ¼” plywood @ 56” x 22 ¾”

General Instructions

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

Step 1

Mantel Moulding Headboard

Start by building a basic frame. This headboard is designed for a queen size. You can alter the size by adding to the width for king, or subtracting from the width for twin and full sizes.

Step 2

Mantel Moulding Headboard

Now attach cleats to sides.

Step 3

Mantel Moulding Headboard

And then to front, attach additional boards. Take your time to make sure the ends match up perfectly.

Step 4

Mantel Moulding Headboard

Finish off the end with some blocking ....

Step 5

Mantel Moulding Headboard

And then the front. Can you see all the spots for moulding?

Step 6

Mantel Moulding Headboard

And now the header. You can also use screws here.

Step 7

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Fill in the back panel. You could also fill in with an upholstered panel!

Step 8

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Now add moulding! There's alot of flexibility in the type of moulding you choose.

Step 9

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Here is a close up of the moulding Brook used.

Step 10

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And a close up of the finished moulding Brook used. Please stop over and read Brook's post here for more details.

 
 

Finishing Instructions

Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.

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Hi Ana,

Love this head board. I would love it if you could take any one of your bed plans and make it into a 'How to Video'.

Thoughts?

posted by l3bo | on Mon, 2012-07-23 15:21

Do you have measurements for

Do you have measurements for a king sized bed? That would be awesome if you do! Great project to follow on the half loft from earlier this week.

posted by Woodworking Chemist (not verified) | on Tue, 2012-07-24 07:29

Kingsize

I, too, would love king size measurements! These are great:) And when your daughter starts school, maybe you will have a chance to make a how-to video as suggested above. Your readers have such great ideas, don't we! It only takes a second to type out a request that will take you hours to perform:) Thanks for all you do!

Whitney

posted by Whitney G (not verified) | on Mon, 2012-07-30 13:44

I absolutely love this

I absolutely love this tutorial! I have been looking at DIY headboards for a few days now (as I am determined to include this in our bedroom makeover), trying to decided what kind of look and headboard I want to go with. Today I saw the mantel idea on Pinterest and fell in love. My mind was made up and I began my search for instructions. Originally, I looked at the prices of actual mantels and quickly decided that was not the route I wanted to go. The other plans and tutorials I found weren't as detailed, nor did they produce something as beautiful. Thank you so much for making my day with this!! I'm super excited to get started on this!

P.S. King size measurements would be great for me as well!

posted by Cortney (not verified) | on Tue, 2012-08-07 16:49

Begging...

Love this site!

I am BEGGING for plans for a King sized bed! My brother-in-law is excited to start this project for me and I told him I'd look around and see if anyone had any plans.

Thanks in advance!
Danielle

posted by Nelligator (not verified) | on Fri, 2012-08-31 14:09

Begging ...

I am BEGGING for plans for this bed in a king size.

My brother-in-law is excited to start this project for me and it would be PERFECT to my new bedroom.

Thank you!
Danielle

posted by Nelligator (not verified) | on Fri, 2012-08-31 14:13

King Size!!

I LOVE this...I am new to your site and this is the project my Husband and I want to make...we just need the plans in King size. We will post photos of the finished project..please, please, please do the plans in King size!! :)

posted by Kokonut Kids (not verified) | on Mon, 2012-09-03 12:00

PDF

What about creating a link so people could easily download a PDF file of each plan?

posted by Aaron (not verified) | on Thu, 2012-09-06 15:36

Best!

I like this plan a lot! I am working in public health field and all I want after a long day of work is to rest in a comfortable bed,which seems to be this one. I'll definitely try to do it.

posted by Dean Swin (not verified) | on Tue, 2012-09-25 08:03

There is a pdf download at

There is a pdf download at the top of the page for those of you asking for it. :)

Can't wait to make this! :)

posted by Sonia Sisto (not verified) | on Tue, 2012-10-16 11:13

Love IT!!!

Hi Ana,
Spent the weekend on this headboard. My uncle provided some extra muscle, tools (and most importantly) know-how. I finished it and it looks just as promised. We had a little trouble with mitering the crown so if you have a tutorial on that, that would be helpful. But other than that, it's perfection! I'm now hooked on woodworking and may spend all of my time on redoing the rest of my house! You're the best!

posted by Carrie McCarthy (not verified) | on Sun, 2012-10-21 18:47

King size please

I just found your site and love it! This headboard is exactly what I'd like, but I need the plans with measurements for a king sized bed. We're they ever created/posted?

posted by Amy G d (not verified) | on Tue, 2012-10-23 15:09

King size please

I just found your site and love it! This headboard is exactly what I'd like, but I need the plans with measurements for a king sized bed. We're they ever created/posted?

posted by Amy Good (not verified) | on Tue, 2012-10-23 15:11

King size

Do you have the measurements for a king size in the headboard bed? If so I love to be able to make this bed.

Thank you!

posted by Tucker (not verified) | on Mon, 2012-12-03 19:47

King measurements

May I have measurements for king size headboard?

posted by Gloria (not verified) | on Thu, 2013-01-10 15:04

Love this headboard and added my one personal touch!

Love this headboard. We were able to start and finish ours in a three day weekend. However, we did make a few changes. We added about 6 inches in height and created an upholstered tufted headboard in the center. It turned out amazing and looks very luxurious! The tufting was a lot easier than you think! We did paint the bed white as shown and the fabric is a amazing silvery grey velvet.

http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/Lukeslove6/20130121_145835_zps1...

http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/Lukeslove6/20130121_145845_zpsd...

posted by Lindsey (Newport News, VA) (not verified) | on Tue, 2013-01-22 21:29

King size?

I see all the requests for King size, but no responses. Are these sent directly to those who request? If so, I would like to have the King size measurements as well. :)

posted by daviskj | on Wed, 2013-07-17 17:34

Does anyone have measurements

Does anyone have measurements for the king size bed?

posted by Mommaofun | on Wed, 2014-02-26 16:14

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