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Challenge headboard conventions: old doors, windows and other unexpected items can all make fantastic backdrops.

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Create inexpensive custom headboards for your (or your kids') bedrooms.

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VIDEO: Simple Headboard Ideas

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

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Top 45 Headboards Projects

  1. 1. Creating a Paneled Headboard (01:02)

    Here are the DIY Basics for creating a unique paneled headboard.

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

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

  3. 3. Mirror Door Headboard

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

  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 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
  6. 6. Chainlink Headboard (04:37)

    Nancy Golden and Brad Staggs make an industrial-chic metal headboard.

  7. 7. Adirondack Outdoor Bed (06:15)

    The DiRestas build a king-size Adirondack-style bed frame for a friend.

  8. 8. 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.

  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Handcrafted Adirondack Bedbest (01:32)

    Design and build a rustic Adirondack bed from Tennessee birch and canvas.

  11. 11. Fresh Headboard Ideas

    Just because it's in your bedroom, doesn't mean your headboard has to be a snooze. Get the designer look at the head of the bed with th...

  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Creating a Paneled Headboard

    This DIY Basic will provide tips on creating a paneled headboard.

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  14. 14. How to Build a Rustic Wood Headboard

    Add style, color and texture to your bedroom with this do-it-yourself headboard that looks anything but DIY. A great project for newbie...

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  15. 15. 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
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