Squared2 Headboard, Queen

Submitted by Ana White on Fri, 10/22/2010 - 10:31
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A modern touch to a bedroom.

If you couldn't make our first every (but definitely not the last . . . ) Buildaholics Party last night, here's some of the highlights

  • Parson or slipper chair is a priority
  • More beds in adult styles/sizes
  • I'm not the only one who tiptoes around the tablesaw
  • Circular saw isn't much better
  • And we should do it again!

And photos too!

What do you think of @craftconniptions Toddler Farmhouse Beds?

And as promised, one lucky attendee gets to go home with a $50 Lowe's gift card.  Drawn at random (wow, I'm chatty, drew myself three times first!) our winner is . . .

Thanks ThisDIYLife, you have won our door prize!

For everyone else, you can see the complete party conversation here, and stay tuned, we'll be doing that again!

And because you asked for more adult beds, thought I would post one that you can make for about $15 in lumber - or at least under $20, that will make a huge impact in your bedroom.  No fancy bedding required with this headboard!

Especially if you choose a color.  Just throw some white bedding on, and instant chic style without the cost!  See how West Elm styles their overlapping square headboard here.

I love how West Elm choose a dark stain on a bright wall with white bedding.  A blah bedroom can go to chic style with some paint, this headboard, and some white bedding.

Queen, 52" tall x 60" wide x 1 1/2" deep


Shopping List

4 – 1×2, 8′ length
1 – 2×4, 8′ or stud length
4 – 2x2s, 8′ length

Common Materials
Cut List

2 – 2×2 @ 58 3/4″ (Horizontal Frame)
2 – 2×2 @ 52″ (Legs – you can make the legs longer or shorter for the look you are going for)
1 – 2×4 @ 58 3/4″ (Frame Support)
8 – 1×2 @ 12 1/4″ (Overlapping Squares)
4 – 1×2 @ 13″ (Overlapping Squares)
2 – 1×2 @ 20 1/4″ (Overlapping Squares)
8 – 1×2 @ 6 1/2″ (Overlapping Squares)
12 – 1×2 @ 5 1/2″ (Overlapping Squares)
4 – 1×2 @ 6 1/4″ (Overlapping Squares)

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Kreg Jig
Circular Saw
Power Sander


Step 1

Build the Headboard Frame

Build the headboard frame as shown above. The bottom 2×4 (frame support) can be adjusted to any height for easily attaching your bed frame to the headboard.

Step 2

Large 90s

Build the large 90s and attach to the headboard frame as shown above. Carefully mark out the placement of the joints to the headboard frame for a nice square fit.

Step 3

Smaller 90s

Now build the smaller 90s seperate and mark and place inside the larger 90s. Screw in place.

Step 4

Fill in the blanks

Now simply fill in the blanks!


Jill (not verified)

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 04:55

That's so funny. I just saw something like this on TV Friday night while flipping channels and I decided I wanted one. Thank you for posting this!

Wendi (not verified)

Fri, 11/05/2010 - 07:03

I second that! I was all ready to tell the hubby we were making this today and then I realized it was a Queen :(

Christi (not verified)

Fri, 11/05/2010 - 07:52

LOVE IT! Only probable is my bed is a King! My room is in serious need of help... really... bad... we have no head board and have rubbermaid tub drawers as our nightstands! This style matches my $5 set of chair find (we actually got 4 chairs for 5 dollars, but only two live in my bedroom!). I would LOVE to see a King headboard for this... but also a nightstand with the same pattern on it! I would love the chance to make my bedroom a more relaxing place to sleep... and get us out of the college living feeling! PLEASE!!!

AprilDenise (not verified)

Fri, 11/12/2010 - 19:39

Ok Ana I did it with your help!! I'm so glad you made these plans and I love my bed. I have attached a link to my blog and uploaded a picture too... There is also a youtube video on my blog showing the process. Please take a look at it and tell me what you think. Anyone? Thanks a million.

I looked this bad boy over a 1000 and 1 times. Now finally it's complete. I also entered the headboard into a contest over a Sewmuchado.blogspot.com called the copycat contest. I'll keep you posted. Thanks again!!!

Oh heres the link: http://uniqueillusions.weebly.com/1/category/17%20west%20elm%20inspired…http://uniqueillusions.weebly.com/1/category/17%20west%20elm%20inspired…

lorieann (not verified)

Sun, 12/05/2010 - 21:16

Hi what size does this fit? I just love what you do. Do you have the plans for this in a king size.

McKay (not verified)

Mon, 12/13/2010 - 09:21

any tips on how to join the small pieces together at perfect angles? how should I arrange my clamps?

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