My wife and I had a king size bed with a queen size headboard, so we decided to make our own. We loved pallet designed headboards, but didn't trust that the pallets we could get were clean enough to be near our head when we slept. So we decided to build our own from 1x4 and 1x6 boards instead. It was actually a rather easy process, just required a lot of cutting and sanding. We glued and nailed the pieces to the backboard. Our families and friends love the headboard and we have had a few friends try and get us to build one for them. We offer advice, not labor.