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Scrap Wood Headboard

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We didn’t have a headboard for my son’s bed.  I have been looking around on Craigslist and other places to try to find something in-expensive, without much luck.  We built our house ourselves, and moved in before it was finished,  so a headboard was at the bottom of the list $$ wise.  I keep seeing DIY headboards on the internet and have been forwarding the pictures to my husband for a while now.

He was out driving around in our neighborhood last week and found some scrap lumber in one of the construction trash bins and brought home a few pieces. (There are at least 6 new homes going up around us.)

This Scrap Wood Headboard project was so quick and easy for him to complete.  He used:

3 pieces of 2 X 6, cut to the width of a full size bed and sawed in half, lengthwise, so the would lay flatter, giving us 6 pieces.
2 pieces of 2 X 4’s for the support pieces, cut to the height he wanted the headboard.

Once all the pieces were cut, he laid them out on the support pieces and used black finish nails to attach them and lightly sanded any rough spots.

He gave it one coat of stain and one thick coat of polyurethane.

That’s it!  (I wasn’t even able to get any good photos of the process, he had it almost done before I knew he had started it.)

Didn’t it come out great!  Our son is so proud of his new headboard, we just need to get his pictures rehung to a better height and it will be perfect!

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  1. Ginger@gingersnapcrafts says:

    Following you from Someday Crafts. Would love to have you link this up at my {wow me} wednesday link up party going on right now. 🙂


  2. Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com says:

    This is great! I love how you came up with something that you didn't have to spend a fortune on!

  3. I too am looking for a headboard for my sons room. What a great idea! You've got the wheels in my head spinning:) Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime soon.

  4. raggygirlvintage says:

    Love it, great rustic feel for a boy's bedroom, and something he can grow with.

  5. The Autocrat: Haley says:

    Oh I love it! Great job!!

  6. Great headboard! Makes his bed that extra bit special to have a handmade part!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  7. Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva says:

    That is fantastic. Love it.

  8. Pam - diy Design Fanatic says:

    Very nice! I love the dark stain. Visiting from Just Something I Whipped Up.

  9. MJ @ MD School Mrs says:

    Turned out wonderfully! My sister needs a headboard for one of her rooms….I think I might suggest this! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    MJ @ MD School Mrs

  10. S. Greiner says:

    Wonderful work! I love it…simple but really unique and classic looking…will grow with him for sure!

    Love this idea…will have to keep it in mind for my little guys!

    Thanks for sharing!