This headboard will look excellent in nearly any type of space: The painted wood as well as symmetry of the piece befits a standard home, as well as yet, it’s clean lined-simplicity is similarly in-tune with a contemporary aesthetic. This diy job is quickly customized to fit the size as well as style of your bed as well as space, as well as takes only a day to complete! The approximate expense for this affordable job is under $200.

Materials & Tools

2” x 4” spruce wood boards (see step 2 for measuring directions)

1/4” chipboard (see step 3 for measuring directions)

1/8” masonite board (see step 4 for measuring directions)

2” finger jointed want slats (the certain measurements of the slats are 5-16” d. x 1-11/16” w. as well as can be purchased in 8’ pieces.)

Wood glue

2” wood screws


1 quart primer as well as paint

4 L-brackets

Finishing nails & wood filler

Industrial Velcro tape (medium to high strength) or 1 set of “d” rings for either side of your headboard.

Step 1

Determine the general height as well as width of your completed headboard. Antonio wished to cover an unattractive doorway, so his headboard is a remarkable 92” high as well as 64” wide. keep in mind that you may want to style your headboard to be around 2” wider than your bed on either side so it well frames the linens. 

Step 2

Create a frame utilizing 2” x 4” wood pieces based on the measurements as well as style of your headboard. Your frame must be 1/2” smaller in width as well as height than your completed headboard. think about a ladder style that is basic as well as sturdy; utilize two 2” x 4” pieces to produce the left as well as ideal vertical sides, as well as two horizontal 2” x 4” pieces at the top as well as bottom to total a rectangle. Then, screw in one horizontal 2″ x 4″ piece every 18-24″ to safe the vertical pieces together. The number of horizontal pieces utilized will depend upon the height of your headboard. utilize L-brackets as well as screws to safe the four corners of the frame.

Step 3

Secure 1/4” thick chipboard to the front side of the headboard utilizing screws. If you figure out the measurements of the frame ahead of time you can have a building supply store cut the chipboard to size for you. utilize a maximum of one or two pieces of chipboard to cover one entire side of the frame (the chipboard is utilized to keep the frame taught as well as together, so the fewer pieces the better). The chipboard needs to be secured flat to the frame as well as any type of seams must be flush with one another.

Step 4

Secure 1/8” thick masonite board(s) to the chipboard with the smooth side of the masonite dealing with out. Cover the entire surface of the headboard utilizing wood glue in a caulking tool. Ideally, utilize one piece of masonite to cover the entire face. However, for larger headboards such as the one shown here, two or three pieces may be necessary. Although the masonite doesn’t impact the structural integrity of the headboard, it’s smooth surface will be simple to paint as well as looks cleaner in the end. 

Step 5

Cut the want slats to cover the perimeter of your headboard as well as safe down with wood glue as well as completing nails. utilize one slat for every of the four sides of the frame as well as location horizontal slats similarly spaced from top to bottom. Bellusci strategically put the slats where they would cover the masonite seams. If you select to do the same, just make sure they’re evenly spaced for a symmetrical end result. 

Step 6

Cut the want slats to cover the top as well as sides of your headboard (covering the 2″ x 4″ frame) as well as safe with wood glue as well as completing nails.

Step 7

Countersink all nail heads as well as fill with wood fill. Caulk all the edges as well as seams where the slats lay on the deal with of the masonite boards. This provides a smooth, seamless finish.

Step 8

Prime as well as paint the headboard. It took Bellusci four tries before he lastly discovered what he explains as dolphin gray, the best colour to complement his hotel-chic bedroom. Although masonite boards are naturally smooth, sanding in between the primer as well as paint coats is a great idea, as the primer may have roughed-up the surface.

Step 9

Adhere Velcro tape to the backside of the headboard as well as the wall to keep it in place. keep in mind that if you have extending baseboards you will requirement to affix a block to the wall as well as connect the tape to it in buy to job the tape out far sufficient to satisfy with the headboard.  Alternatively, you can hang your headboard the exact same method decorator Sabrina Linn did in step 7 of her diy Upholstered Headboard project: set up screws in the studs of your wall as well as “d” ring hanging hardware on either end of your headboard. when the “d” rings as well as screws are installed, just hang your headboard on the wall.

Step 10

Place your bed in front of your new headboard.Variation: try minimizing the height as well as expanding the width of your headboard to cover most, if not all, of your wall to accomplish a mod, vintage look. With a large headboard, think about attaching shelving that doubles as bedside tables.

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