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How to Make a Rustic-Style Headboard (page 1 of 2)

Learn how to build this basic tongue-and-groove wooden headboard. We gave it a weathered, barn-wood look, but you can paint or stain it any style or color.

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Materials

  • 5 1x6 x 6' boards
  • 6 1x3 x 6' boards
  • 3-1/2" wood screws
  • 1-1/4" pocket-hole screws
  • wood glue
  • chain
  • #17 x 1 1/4-inch wire brads
  • 1x4 x 8' tongue-and-groove pine

Tools

  • miter saw
  • table saw
  • nail gun
  • drill driver
  • pocket hole jig
  • bar clamps
  • right angle pocket hole clamp
  • level
  • awl
  • hammer
  • utility knife

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