I once had to make a headboard for a photo shoot and found it surprisingly easy. I just ordered the wood from the local hardware store in the width and height that I needed (standard widths: twin: 38 inches; full: 54; queen: 60; king: 76). I then purchased some batting and fabric to cover the board and staple-gunned away like I was wrapping a gift.
Lately, I've been wanting a modern wood/no frills headboard, which set me on the path to these tree-derived DIY ones. With some basic tools, these are easy to create and a lot cheaper than ones you'd find in stores. Plus, you can modify size and color/stain to whatever you suits your needs.
Have you ever created a DIY headboard? Share your experience below!
- Salvaged Wood Headboard, Bows & Sparrows
- Rope Design Headboard, Real Living Magazine
- Woven Wood Headboard, Curbly (inspired by old Dwell Studio design)
- Love Headboard, House Tweaking
- Pegboard Headboard, Sugar & Cloth
- Book Headboard, Design Everyday
- Barn Doors, Sweet French Toast
- Floating Headboard, Apartment Therapy Archives
- Wood Canopy, House to Home
(Images: as linked above)