Add a whole new look to your bedroom with these free DIY wood headboard plans. They all use wood to create a rustic, modern, farmhouse, or classic headboard that will look great in your home. Many of these free plans also give you the option of using reclaimed wood to save money and get a unique look.
These headboard projects are great for beginners because they use standard materials with simple construction. All the plans include written step-by-step directions, color photos, diagrams, finishing suggestions, and more tips and tricks so you can customize them for your bed size.
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This DIY wooden headboard project from Ana White uses reclaimed or new wood to create a headboard for any size of bed, including twin, double, queen, and king.
This project will only take you an afternoon and can be a great budget project if you use reclaimed wood. The free plan is comprised of a shopping list, tool list, cut list, general instructions, diagrams, color photos, and lots of useful tips and tricks.
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This DIY headboard project from ISpyDYI will only cost you $150 but looks like it cost so much more.
Cedar is cut and placed in a herringbone pattern with wood stain being used to create the contrast seen here. This free plan includes a supply and tool list, a cut list, step-by-step directions, and color photos.
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You can't get any more rustic than with this DIY headboard project designed by The White Buffalo Styling Co. Although it's in no doubt rustic, it also has a very clean look to it making it a perfect pick for just about any style of home.
Plywood, 2X4's, and wood rounds make up this headboard. It's a simple plan that shows you how to put the frame together and arrange the wood rounds.
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Barn doors have never been as popular as they are now, and with this free headboard plan from Shanty2Chic, you make it look like you have one hanging above your bed.
This is an easy beginner woodworking project and budget-friendly too, it only costs about $60 in materials. The free plan includes lots of color photos and written directions. It also includes finishing directions.Continue to 5 of 13 below.
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Reclaimed fence posts have been used to create this DIY headboard from Remodelaholic but you could certainly use new wood if you wanted to.
This free plan includes lots of photos and step-by-step directions to help you build it.
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Remodelaholic makes another big statement in a bedroom with this colorful and rustic plank headboard that takes up the whole wall above your bed.
Remodelaholic has created this free DIY wood headboard project that uses 2x4's and paint samples for a quick and affordable project. You can choose whatever paint colors you want to get a whole new look.
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DIY Candy has created a plan to help you build a unique headboard in a mid-century modern style. Stacked and glued wood pieces give this headboard its unique mosaic style.
There are written directions, color photos, plus tools and hardware, and cut lists to make sure you're all ready to get building.
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Mr. Kate has directions on how to build a complete reclaimed wood platform bed but you can certainly build only the headboard if you'd like. The result is a beautiful bed that just about fits in style and goes perfectly in any space.
Step-by-step building instructions will help you build this queen-sized bed headboard but with a few calculations, you can easily change the size so it will fit your bed.Continue to 9 of 13 below.
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Go for a rustic chic look with this free DIY wooden headboard project from Home Made Lovely. It has the beautiful look of reclaimed wood and looks great stained although you could paint it as well.
This project uses new wood that is distressed to make it look like reclaimed wood. It will take you an afternoon and cost around $50 to make. There's a supplies list, building instructions, and finishing directions all with color photos to help you along the way.
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If you're looking for a headboard that is truly unique, this one from Hazel and Gold Designs may be just the one you're looking for. It may look complex, but this is actually a simple project that uses plywood and wooden shims to create the look. The plan for this also includes how to build a matching footboard. How stunning to create a headboard that looks like this one!
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Kreg has a free DIY wood headboard plan that includes written building steps, a tools list, a materials list, a parts/cuts list, and diagrams.
This 7-piece headboard is easy to build and will give you extra storage space in your bedroom. There's a nice shelf that gives you a place to sit a favorite book. This is a classic design that can go with just about any style that you like.
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A Piece of Rainbow has designed this lovely wooden headboard that's freestanding, so it can go with any bed that you already have. If you need a bed plan as well, there is a DIY bed frame with a headboard plan that will get you the same look.
This DIY wood headboard plan includes a materials and tools list, diagrams, step-by-step instructions, and color photos. There's also a lot of information on natural finishes and whitewashed finishes using paint.
The plan is for building a headboard for a queen-sized bed, but there are also modifications if you'd like to build it for a King or Twin bed.Continue to 13 of 13 below.
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This modern DIY wood slat headboard from the MerryThought is definitely a plan you'll want to check out. Furring strips make it a budget-friendly project and make a perfect choice for a modern bedroom. Included in this plan is a video that takes you step-by-step through the building process.