Hey there! I’m back to share this super cute full-sized headboard that I built for our sons platform bed!
I wanted a rustic looking headboard for his room so I started searching for a barn door style headboard and of course, I found Ana’s awesome plans HERE! I modified this headboard to give it a chunkier look, brought the height down to work with the platform frame and altered the measurements to fit a full.
This is a very easy and quick build so it’s great for beginners as well! Total cost in lumber is about $60!!! Here’s how I made it!
and drilled 3/4″ Kreg Jig pocket holes down the length of each board and one at each end of the boards, facing out (so they can drill into the 2×6 and 2×4 frame). I clamped the joints together and attached them with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Next, I cut 2 2×4’s at 49 1/2″ (cut this measurement to fit the length of your planked 1×4’s). These will the be the top and bottom trim around the planks. I started by attaching the top piece to one 2×6 board using my Kreg Jig and 3/4″ pocket holes that I drilled into the 1×4’s and secured with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws. Make this piece flush with the top of the 2×6.
Once you attach the planks to the side and top pieces of the frame, add the bottom 2×4 and side 2×6. You can see my pocket holes above. Notice the holes around the perimeter of the planks. I should have thought ahead and drilled those holes into the planks before assembling the piece but live and learn. It’s easier to drill into 1 board than a huge planked piece 😉
Now for the barn door trim 🙂 I cut 1 1×4 piece at 30 1/4″ and 2 pieces at 35 1/4″ long point to short point, not parallel and both ends cut at a 31.6 degree angle. (This is the hard stop measurement set on the miter saws for a 90 degree crown molding. To attach them, I used wood glue and Ryobi Airstrike nailer. I placed the straight board down the center of the headboard and the other two pieces will fit corner to corner.
I used wood glue and my Ryobi Airstrike nailer to attach the 1×3 board to the frame, leaving a 1″ overhang on both ends and flush with the back of the frame. I then added the 2×4 with 2 1/2″ wood screws and wood glue.
I am soooo thrilled with the way this bed turned out 🙂 I can’t wait to get started on the rest of his bedroom furniture but, I need to get busy on the other kiddos beds first 😉 You can find the bedding HERE at Pottery Barn!
What do you think? Love it? We always appreciate your social shares when you love our pieces!
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