1 - 3/4" or 1/2" plywood or other sheet goods (can use MDF for paint grade) full sheet You will probably not find untreated 4×4 posts at Home Depot or Lowes, so you’ll need to call a local lumber shop and order them. You did great hope mine turns out this good! I had a bunch of scrap 2×6’s lying around, so I cut them down to 4″ and made a 45 degree cut with my miter saw. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GQRL7B8/ref=cm_sw_r_fm_apa_fab_LS5DFb5CFWEFR simple and straight forward install. hey rick i am thinking about building this exact frame, how high off the ground did you bed sit? Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. The first step of the woodworking project is to build the frame of the headboard. I have 4 sets of these to secure the headboard to the wall. I wish I could post a picture but I’m half way through my headboard. As you have just witnessed, the process of putting together your own headboard is not that complicated, so what is stopping you from copying from other headboard plans if you can get the right information from them? See how I threw in a couple 1×4’s and 1×2’s? I’ll be sure to document my build today and share them with you soon. from the grill falling over and lighting striking too close for comfort. Desk: Mid Century Modern Scandinavian Desk, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GQRL7B8/ref=cm_sw_r_fm_apa_fab_LS5DFb5CFWEFR, http://www.thisiscarpentry.com/2010/09/03/moisture-content-wood-movement/, (8) 1” x 4” x 8’ Pine Board (Trim for Panels), (4) 2” x 4” x 8’ Boards (Top of Panels and Siderail Boxspring Supports), (6) 2″ x 4″ x 8′ (For Boxspring Supports), (2) 2” x 6” x 8’ Boards (Top of Headboard & Footboard), (18) #8 1 3/4″ screws (for bed rail fasteners), Drill with 3/8″ bit, 1/2″ bit & #8 counter sink bit (, Chisels (for mortising the bed rail hardware). Late last night I stained the planks with rustoleum dark walnut. I am not a DIY person at all and neither is my hubby. Check that out here. You can also use lag bolts as well. Yep, I built the bed frame a few years ago…check this out. Hey Rick, Three of mine seem to be maybe 1/16th of an inch shy of meeting the slat. Your explanation above is actually difficult to understand, and I for one, would require a diagram so as to be able to see what you mean visually. Thanks for the feedback, Ed. You will be using this plywood for the brackets as well as the main panel, so make sure it is cut to the exact length of your king size bed. Find Wood Headboards For King Size Beds. We needed a headboard for our bed so I decided to design and build a Modern DIY King Size Headboard. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Is it possible to attach the headboard to the platform part rather than the wall? If I understand correctly, expansion should be sideways on the panel. LOL, Hey there! Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. Oh BTW. This is when I took a deep breath of relief. Lookin’ good with those ikea hemnes nightstands I refinished. Lastly…..in your last pic you have nightstands. Build a Double Pedestal Modern Farmhouse Dining Table, Organize Pantry Items with Ikea Jars and Chalk Paint Markers, How to Paint a Brick Fireplace and Mantle. I know my wife would love this however here lies my problem. I’m not sure there’d be enough support that low to hold the weight. I'm Rick! To make your headboard perfect, you will need foam and batting. Taking the leap is the hardest part. I have a .PDF link at the top and bottom of the post where you can download a .PDF and print it out. Most farmhouse bed pictures I’ve seen have the mattress sitting higher (an inch or so above top of footboard). Also, the bed turned out great. First, they exist so that you can lean against the end of your bed without placing the bed against a wall or some other kind of flat surface. Thanks for the plans on the platform bed, it turned out great. Good luck with the project and thanks for the kind words! You got this! Build a headboard out of 2x4s and baseboard moulding - step by step king size plans from Ana-White.com. Headboards can be made out of just about anything you dream of, it just depends on how creative you want to be. Yeah plywood is a great idea. Sent you an email, but also posting here for others. It’s pretty much exactly what I used in my latest “build a projector screen” video. I’d be curious to know what you think about it. Will be our project this spring. And if you screwed from front how did u hide heads and if you screwed from rear how did u keep some from pushing through? In addition, we recommend you to invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar, as they have a nice finish and are highly durable, especially in a humid environment. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. How did you lineup the wall blocks with the headboard blocks to make them fit? I hope you really enjoy your bed. This is not difficult to do, and if you have a general DIY guide to making a headboard and can combine it with knowing what goes into a headboard plan, you’ll be able to literally copy almost any popular headboard plan without too much trouble. Your email address will not be published. Build on brother! There is no reason why your king size bed should not have a headboard. I had a 350 foot fence built and have extra material left over. Did you have any issues with that? It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. I did purchase the plans, and there is not currently a provision included for building it for a situation where the box springs are NOT required, which is actually more the case than not. It was first wood working project ever. The role of these two materials are to provide cushioning for your headboard this way your plywood brackets do not crash against each other while holding up your headboard. Here’s the rough layout. The downloadable PDF plan includes a handy shopping list, cut list and lots of diagrams of the project (it’s about 22 pages in all). I’m really new to staining though (as in I have never stained before). Well, this was the week. Thanks! Let me know how it works out! Awesome! When staining, did you randomly Pre-soak the boards with water or was it more systematic to get the light/dark pattern you had?