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How to Build a Rustic Wood Headboard (page 1 of 3)

Add style, color and texture to your bedroom with this do-it-yourself headboard that looks anything but DIY. A great project for newbie woodworkers, this headboard can be completed in just a few hours and for less than $100.

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Materials

  • 1x2 furring strips
  • carpenter's glue
  • wood filler
  • water-based primer
  • 1-1/4" finish nails (50 nails for twin, 100 nails for kings)
  • 2" finish nails (50 nails for twin, 100 nails for kings)
  • faux finish glaze
  • clear primer spray paint
  • 3" paintbrush
  • 1x6 whitewood boards
  • 1x4 whitewood boards
  • quart of paint

Tools

  • 80-grit sandpaper
  • 120-grit sandpaper
  • 150-grit sandpaper
  • hammer
  • wood chisel

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