I have an adjustable bed frame so the rails are not supporting any weight. Each piece of wood in the headboard is 5.5 inches long and 1.5 inches tall. I used boards that were 1/2 inch thick and 3/4 inch thick and put them on in the checkerboard pattern. I have some navy blue and coral in my bedroom so I decided to paint a few block with those colors. I used poplar wood because I thought it would hold up better and it wasn't too expensive. It took a while to build because of cutting all of the individual blocks.
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Sherwin Williams Emerald paint
Recommended Skill Level