Ideas & Instructions: 9 Woody DIY Headboards

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!

  1. Salvaged Wood Headboard, Bows & Sparrows
  2. Rope Design Headboard, Real Living Magazine
  3. Woven Wood Headboard, Curbly (inspired by old Dwell Studio design) 
  4. Love Headboard, House Tweaking
  5. Pegboard Headboard, Sugar & Cloth
  6. Book Headboard, Design Everyday
  7. Barn Doors, Sweet French Toast
  8. Floating Headboard, Apartment Therapy Archives
  9. Wood Canopy, House to Home

(Images: as linked above)