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
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
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”
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!
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.
Now attach cleats to sides.
And then to front, attach additional boards. Take your time to make sure the ends match up perfectly.
Finish off the end with some blocking ....
And now the header. You can also use screws here.
Fill in the back panel. You could also fill in with an upholstered panel!
Now add moulding! There's alot of flexibility in the type of moulding you choose.
Here is a close up of the moulding Brook used.
And a close up of the finished moulding Brook used. Please stop over and read Brook's post here for more details.
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.