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King Bed and Headboard

  • January 5, 2018


My Wife and I always wanted an upholstered bed with a big head board. Our project started about six months back when we made some tapered legs for the bed using a homemade tapering jig from regular 4X4 lumber we bought from Home Depot. The bed frame is built from 2X4 lumber and it sat on top of the notches on the legs. We build three upholstered sides using 1X10 boards and we used mattress topper for the cushion, good cotton batting and upholstery fabric we bought from Jo-Ann fabrics. We used Tee nuts with some bolts to attach the upholstered sides to the bed frame. We bought slats from Ikea as they were cheaper to buy than make your own. Next, we used a ½ inch thick OSB board along with ¾ inch thick wood and plywood scraps to make the frame for the headboard. Then we used 3M spray glue to stick the 3 layers of mattress toppers onto the headboard frame and started stapling the upholstery fabric onto the headboard. Once the fabric was all stretched and stapled in we hammered in the nail heads. We decided against attaching the headboard to the bed and instead used French cleats made from left over plywood on the top and bottom of the headboard to hang it on the wall. Our aim was to build a bed and head board for as little as possible, so we used a lot of Jo-Ann fabrics coupons for the batting, upholstery fabric and the nail heads. We bought twin size mattress toppers on clearance at the local TJ-Max. All the lumber, plywood, and hardware came from our local Home Depot. We built this Bed and Headboard for a little over $500 which we are very happy to brag about. Thank you.

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Comments (19)

  • This is an awesome build! What was your favorite part of this project?

    By RYOBI NATION, on January 8, 2018
    • Thank you. Building the headboard was the favorite part for us. The hardest part was to upholster the curved portion of the headboard. We eventually figured it out and so happy with the end results.

      By raghunaidu, on January 8, 2018

  • Awesome

    By Bhargav, on January 8, 2018

  • You guys did an awesome job. Looks beautiful.

    By Shilpa, on January 8, 2018

  • Congrats. Looks great. All the best for future projects.

    By Divyesh, on January 8, 2018

  • Amazing job guys. It’s very impressive and looks pretty elegant. This is a kind of quality that you would feel nd in high end department stores. Thanks for the tips.

    By Alex Shah, on January 9, 2018
    • :) Thank you Alex.

      By dvdiy, on January 9, 2018

  • Great job guy's.

    By ShrikarB, on January 9, 2018
    • Thank you Sri..

      By raghunaidu, on January 9, 2018

  • Excellent work! Good luck moving this forward.

    By JayPra, on January 10, 2018
    • Thank you Sir.

      By raghunaidu, on January 11, 2018

  • This is simply amazing. Hats off !!

    By Atif, on January 11, 2018
    • Thank you Sir.

      By raghunaidu, on January 11, 2018

  • This is amazing, specially the headboard detailing is done so skillfully. I liked the headboard color and the fabric you guys picked. Cant believe its done in a garage/home its so prefect that it look like its bought from a big franchise store "Amazing Handwork".

    By Shyam, on January 12, 2018

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