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Master Bedroom Headboard


Rachellee03
Rachellee03
Rachellee03
Rachellee03

I designed and built a headboard for my master bedroom using pine boards and plywood. I was looking to brighten and freshen up the room, as well as give it a more finished appearance. My inspiration for this project was a bed that I saw at a local furniture store. I wanted a headboard that was attached to the bed as apposed to the wall, and I wanted it to have some dimension on the sides, so I joined 1x3 and 1x4 boards at a 90-degree angle to give the appearance of 4x4 posts on the sides. I added some moulding trim under the top board for more detail. My biggest challenge of the whole project was cutting the moulding at the corners without a mitre saw. I ended up using a jig saw, but it was still challenging to cut it at the correct angle and without cutting a curve into the wood. I used a circular saw to cut all the straight cuts, and I was surprised that I managed to cut all my boards just right without the use of a table saw. The reaction to my project has been very positive! My neighbor even wants me to build one for her :). One thing I learned during this project was how to use a joinery jig. It was extremely easy to use, and I will definitely be using it for future projects.

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Master Bedroom Headboard

by Rachellee03
Jan 30, 2015

I designed and built a headboard for my master bedroom using pine boards and plywood. I was looking to brighten and freshen up the room, as well as give it a more finished appearance. My inspiration for this project was a bed that I saw at a local furniture store. I wanted a headboard that was attached to the bed as apposed to the wall, and I wanted it to have some dimension on the sides, so I joined 1x3 and 1x4 boards at a 90-degree angle to give the appearance of 4x4 posts on the sides. I added some moulding trim under the top board for more detail. My biggest challenge of the whole project was cutting the moulding at the corners without a mitre saw. I ended up using a jig saw, but it was still challenging to cut it at the correct angle and without cutting a curve into the wood. I used a circular saw to cut all the straight cuts, and I was surprised that I managed to cut all my boards just right without the use of a table saw. The reaction to my project has been very positive! My neighbor even wants me to build one for her :). One thing I learned during this project was how to use a joinery jig. It was extremely easy to use, and I will definitely be using it for future projects.