16 Dec. 2006|
Make wood headboard queen size bed,plans for a picnic table with separate benches,fireplace mantel build yourself - Reviews
Simplicity and the beauty of soild wood come together in this headboard to transform a room. Simplicty and the beauty of solid wood come to together in this headboard to transform a room. Fantastic plans - was just talking to husband about wanting a headboard and went to your blog, and there it was!
It needs some metal supports added on the back when you build the King Size version, otherwise the center boards flex when you lean up on it to read. It may make more sense to you to attach the wood shim art now while you can work on a flat surface - totally up to you.
I have built this bed and my design is more of a checkerboard pattern verse the random pattern they used.
I think the method they used they just kept moving the shims over inch by inch to make the more elaborate pattern.
On in short when I went to by the wood the only 1x3s they had were rounded, of course we wonted flat edges not rounded so I opted for 1x4s instead. My headboard is so heavy though and I am wondering how many screws I should really be using to attach that thing to the posts so that it is really stable. Distressing the wood is great, and glaze is a MUST but you might want to look into a product called texture putty. I think we got a higher grade wood, because it ended up costing us just over $100 for the wood, nails, glue, and other little things. Then when it came down to finishing the shims the last row of shims would not fit due to I only had .5 inches to work with vs a 1inch gap the size if the shims.
I am an amature but I have already built a Queen headboard from the farmhouse bed plan on this site. We went with that because my wife doesnt think to highly of dark finished wood due to you cant see the grain. With a straight forward plan like this I can only imagine stretching it to fit a king bed should be easy.