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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 73 Headboards Projects

  1. 1. 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
  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 a Padded Headboard

    Dress up any bedroom with this easy project. We made this comfy headboard using pine and plywood for the frame and memory foam cushion ...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  4. 4. Designer Headboard (04:20)

    Nancy Golden shows how easy it is to make an upholstered headboard.

  5. 5. How to Make a Headboard From Upcycled Shutters

    DIY Network shows you how to pair recycled shutters with new lumber to make a reclaimed shutter headboard.

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

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

  7. 7. How to Upholster a Headboard With Nail-Head Trim

    Create a dramatic focal point in your bedroom with a custom, upholstered headboard that extends to the ceiling.

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  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. How To Make a Two-Dimensional Upholstered Headboard

    DIY Network has step-by-step instructions on how to make a double-thick upholstered headboard with a border.

  10. 10. How To Build a Topography Headboard

    Learn how to build a topography headboard to resemble its waterside features found at Blog Cabin 2014.

  11. 11. 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
  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. How to Create a Fabric Headboard

    A drill, needle and thread are the only tools required to turn plywood into a fabric headboard.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  14. 14. Transform Your Bedroom From Cluttered to Hospitable

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

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    Difficulty:
    Hard
  15. 15. Architectural Bed (03:27)

    Create your own headboard by combining architectural elements.

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