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!
About the Author
Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.