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Reclaimed materials and upholstery are just some of the items you can use.

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Top 54 Headboards Projects

  1. 1. How to Build a Headboard From an Old Picket Fence

    DIY Network has instructions on how to inexpensively make a headboard from salvaged materials.

  2. 2. Mirror Door Headboard

    Learn how to make a mirrored headboard by replacing the glass in a discarded door with mirror, from DIY Network.

  3. 3. How to Make a Rustic-Style Headboard

    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...

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  4. 4. How to Make a Headboard from Salvaged Wood

    DIY Network has instructions on how to build a headboard using scrap wood and a family photo.

  5. 5. How to Make a Headboard Storage Cabinet

    An old shelving unit is reworked to create a wraparound headboard, complete with a storage cabinet.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 6. Rourke Bedroom (20:00)

    Kayleen McCabe gives this bachelor bedroom a high-class makeover.

  7. 7. Build a Custom Tile Headboard

    Make a bedroom extraordinary by using porcelain stone and metal tile to create a custom headboard with columns.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  8. 8. How to Build a King-Size Bed Frame

    Get easy-to-follow instructions on how to build a platform bed frame.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 9. How to Build a Modern-Style Platform Bed With Headboard

    Follow these instructions to build a wooden platform bed with a slatted headboard. You can make both pieces together or just one of the...

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  10. 10. Big Boy Budget Bedroom (03:58)

    Watch as a recent college graduate gets a stylish bedroom makeover.

  11. 11. Bedroom Oasis (20:01)

    These homeowners need a mature place to retreat.

  12. 12. How to Make a Nautical-Inspired Headboard With a Sail

    Learn how to make an industrial-style headboard with a nautical twist using PVC pipes with these instructions at DIYNetwork.com.

  13. 13. Building a Padded Headboard (01:00)

    Here are the DIY Basics on building a padded headboard.

  14. 14. How to Build a Fireplace Mantel Headboard

    Create a charming headboard by pairing a careworn fireplace mantel with a tufted upholstery backing.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  15. 15. How to Begin a Custom Tile Headboard Installation

    Host Fuad Reveiz shows how to get started on installing a custom tile headboard.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
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