This step by step diy project is about bed headboard plans. If you want to build a beautiful and stylish king size bed frame,you need to start with the headboard. Pay attention to the instructions described in the diagram and make the necessary adjustments for your needs. Adjust the size of the components with great care and lock them together by using waterproof glue and galvanized screws following the instructions.
It is essential to choose the right materials before starting the construction and the assembly of the headboard. As you will see in the project, you need to choose durable lumber with a nice appearance, such as pine, cedar or redwood. Make sure the components are in a good visual condition and choose professional tools when adjusting their size. Take accurate measurements and join the components with glue and screws. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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- A – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 52″ long LEGS
- B – 14 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 29″ long SLATS
- C – 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 76 1/2″ long CLEATS
- D – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 83 1/2″ long, 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 85 1/2″ long TRIMS
- 1 piece of 4×4 lumber – 10 ft
- 9 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 8 ft
- 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 8 ft
- 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 8 ft
- 1 1/4″ screws
- 1 5/8″ screws
- 2 1/2″ screws
- filler, stain
Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
Bed Headboard Plans
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the panel for the headboard. In order to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to mark the cut lines to the 1×6 slats and get the job done with a professional saw.
Lay the slats on a level surface and leave no gaps between them. Drill pilot holes through the cleats and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the vertical slats. Make sure the corners are square.
Continue the woodworking project by attaching the legs to the headboard panel. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to cut the legs out of 4×4 lumber. Mark the cut lines on the lumber and adjust their size using a circular saw.
Drill pocket holes at both ends of the cleats and secure them to the legs by using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are right-angled before inserting the screws.
Next, fit the 2×4 trim to the top of the headboard. Smooth the cut edges before fitting it into place. Make sure the edges are flush before securing the trim into place, by using galvanized screws. Add glue to the joints and continue the project by fitting the top trim.
In order to add character to your project, we recommend you to fit a 2×6 trim to the top of the headboard. Center the top trim to the structure and drill several pilot holes holes. Insert 2 1/2″ screws through the trim into the headboard and add glue to enhance the bond of the joint.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: In order to protect the lumber from water damage, we recommend you to cover the components with several coats of paint. Place the wooden bed in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.
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