King Size Headboard

Submitted by thediyplan on Sat, 06/15/2019 - 06:26
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Modern look King Size Headboard with shelves and lights on each side. Very simple to build. The stained part of this headboard was torched before applying stain. Check out my Table Centerpiece project to get an idea of how to torch/burn wood. 

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King Size Headboard
King Size Headboard size


Shopping List

Tools for this project

Miter Saw
Kreg Jig
Table Saw
Nail Gun
• Jig Saw
Tape Measure

Material List

• 4'x8' - 3/4" Plywood (x1)
• 1x6x8' (x3)
• 1x10x8' (x1)
• 2x10x8' (x2)
• 4x4x8' (x1)
• 3" Slim LED Recessed Kit (x2)
• On/Off Switch and Wires
1 1/4" Pocket hole screws
2 1/2" Wood Screws
Finish Nails

Cut List


Headboard cut list


Step 1

staining woodstaining woodstaining woodCut and Assemble Stained Boards

There are several pieces of this project that are stained but most wood pieces are painted white. We will start with stained pieces. Cut boards to provided dimensions in the cut list. Stain the boards separately before assembling them together. This makes the job cleaner instead of painting and staining after everything is assembled. Attach the two boards together making the L shape. Repeat two times.

Step 2

King Size Headboarddrilling pocket holesAttaching the Middle Section

Take 1 full (96") 1x6 board and place L shaped boards on each side. Attach them using 1 1/4" Pocket hole screws. Also attach the middle piece of plywood. Make sure its painted white before attaching.

Step 3


drilling holes in King Size Headboardmiddle section of King Size HeadboardCutting Holes for Lights

Then place another full size 1x6 board on top and attach it using wood screws from the top. If you prefer to put LED lights, you would need to cut the holes before attaching the upper board. Also keep in mind where to place on/off switch for the lights. This might require additional opening on the board.

Step 4

Assemble Upper and Lower Sections

Now since the middle section is complete, attach the upper and lower section using 1 1/4" Pocket hole screws.

Step 5


white King Size HeadboardAttach Top Piece to Headboard

For the piece on top of the headboard, use Nail Gun with finish nails.

Step 6


pocket holesMaking Shelves

Take 2x10 and cut to provided dimensions in the cut list. Using pocket holes screws attache the two boards together making an L shape shelf. You might want to rip the two edges with a Table Saw so that two boards connect evenly. You will need to make 2 exactly the same shelves and 2 mirrored shelves.

Step 7

Support for Shelves

Before attaching the shelves we will add 4x4 in the back so that we will have a solid wood to attach the shelves to.

Step 8

King Size HeadboardAttach Shelves to Headboard

And finally attache the shelves at your desired height using the 2 1/2" Pocket Hole Screws. You're all done with this King Size Headboard.

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