Build a Reclaimed Wood Headboard, Full and Twin Modifications

Submitted by Ana White on Sat, 03/20/2010 - 07:42
Difficulty
Beginner
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Our popular solid wood headboard is now in a full and twin size! This easy to build headboard is inexpensive, but with the right finish, can look chic and rustic.

This headboard is so popular, it has been featured on HGTV.com.

Special thanks to http://createanddelegate.blogspot.com Nicole at Create and Delegate for sharing her photos with us.

Dimensions
59 1/2" x 57 1/4"

Preparation

Shopping List

FULL
2 – 1×2 – 8′ Length
7 – 1×3 – 8′ Length
4 - 1×4 – 10′ Length
1 – 1×4 – 6′ Length
1 – 1×6 – 16′ Length
1 – 2×4 – 8′ or Stud Length

TWIN
2 – 1×2 – 8′ Length
7 – 1×3 – 8′ Length
3 – 1×4 – 10′ Length
1 – 1×6 – 10′ Length
1 – 2×4 – 8′ or Stud Length

Common Materials
1 1/4 inch screws
2 inch screws
1 1/4 inch finish nails
2 inch finish nails
120 grit sandpaper
primer
wood conditioner
paint
paint brush
Cut List

FULL BED
6 - 1×3 @ 55″ (Fronts and backs of Legs)
2 – 1×2 @ 55″ (Inside of Legs)
5 – 1×4 @ 54″ (Panel Pieces)
3 – 1×6 @ 54″ (Panel Pieces)
4 – 1×4 @ 52″ (Panel Trim, Front and Back)
1 – 1×3 @ 58 1/2″ (Top Trim)
1 – 2×4 @ 59 1/2″ (Top of Headboard)

TWIN BED
6 - 1×3 @ 55″ (Fronts and backs of Legs)
2 – 1×2 @ 55″ (Inside of Legs)
5 – 1×4 @ 39″ (Panel Pieces)
3 – 1×6 @ 39″ (Panel Pieces)
4 – 1×4 @ 37″ (Panel Trim, Front and Back)
1 – 1×3 @ 43 1/2″ (Top Trim)
1 – 2×4 @ 44 1/2″ (Top of Headboard)

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Hammer
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Drill
Circular Saw
Power Sander

Instructions

Step 1

Since this bed is constructed identical to the queen size, please use the queen instructions.

Comments

SaraReno (not verified)

Sat, 03/20/2010 - 08:41

Wow.

I wasn't really a fan of this headboard (I prefer the farmhouse) but after seeing this picture I may change my mind. Beautiful!

Nicole (not verified)

Sat, 03/20/2010 - 09:46

Christine, the bedding is Shabby Chic for Target.
Thank you Ana for featuring my bed. I couldn't be more proud of it right now!

*S* (not verified)

Sat, 03/20/2010 - 11:18

Thank you so much for these modifications. I was just talking about making this bed last night and wishing there were plans for the full size. Thank you for all your inspiration.

Scott (not verified)

Sat, 03/20/2010 - 18:22

Ana, is there any chance you are going to post the plans for the Mason Bedside Table featured in the PB picture?

Laura (not verified)

Sun, 03/21/2010 - 16:06

Hi Anna I'm from Argentina, we use the metric system here, I was wondering if you could tell me how thick is a 3/4 MDF Board. Here we have 3, 5.5, 9, 12, 15 and 18 milimeter thick boards. Which one do you think is best for the projects? Thank you so much! I love your blog!