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

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15 Easy-to-Make Headboards

15 Easy-to-Make Headboards & Kids' Headboards

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

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

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Top 66 Headboards Projects

  1. 1. 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
  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. How To Make an Upcycled Headboard From a Wood Pallet

    DIY Network has instructions on how to repurpose a wood shipping pallet and turn it into a rustic-style headboard.

  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Eco-Headboard (20:00)

    Amy Devers designs an eco-headboard out of recycled materials.

  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Master Bedroom Tour From Blog Cabin 2014

    A palette of soothing hues showcase lake-inspired design details, from a custom-built headboard to clever storage and a window seat tha...

  8. 8. Transform Your Bedroom From Cluttered to Hospitable

    Turn your overcrowded, messy bedroom into a less-cluttered sanctuary with these easy steps.

    Time:
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    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  9. 9. Handcrafted Adirondack Bedbest (01:32)

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

  10. 10. How to Build a Padded Headboard/Convertible Desk

    Carter Oosterhouse shows how to build a padded headboard that also turns into a desk, perfect for a guest room that can also serve as a...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  11. 11. How To Make a French-Country Headboard From Upcycled Doors

    DIY Network has instructions on how to make a headboard using reclaimed interior doors.

  12. 12. How to Build a Kid-Friendly Bed

    Follow these step-by-step instructions to learn how to build a platform bed with built-in storage in the headboard and swing-out drawer...

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  13. 13. 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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    Cost:
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    Difficulty:
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  14. 14. 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.

  15. 15. How to Make a Chain-Link Headboard

    A headboard made of chain-link fencing is perfect for a heavy-metal industrial look. It's a great look for a boy's room and is practica...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
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