Twin Headboards with Barnlight from Reclaimed Headboard plans

Submitted by brickton on Sun, 03/10/2013 - 19:54

I built our boys matching twin sized headboard based on the reclaimed headboard plan. I added some height to the headboard to account for the lights (to avoid them smacking their head on the light) but that's about it. You can read more about the beds here:
http://thehouseoflists.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/twins/

The build time was ridiculously quick. I just measured once, set the guide for the saw and cut both sets of all the pieces. The majority of the time was waiting for the poly to dry in the basement. It was a bit too chilly and damp I think, but eventually it dried.

Estimated Cost
$60 each, $120 total
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine and aspen
Finish Used
Painted Benjamin Moore Puritan Gray with one (poorly applied) coat of poly.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner