Asked on Jul 13, 2013
At a stand-still with my DIY headboard
We just "upgraded" to a king bed (or should I say mattress and bed frame) and I had a vision for a beautiful rustic headboard made out of reclaimed wood- for which I blame Pinterest, making me think I'm crafty. With my budget, I knew doing it myself was probably the only way to achieve that look anytime soon. So, coming across the reclaimed wood was the easy part. However, the 5 wood "panels" I have are vertical and every single DIY headboard online from wood is horizontal. I have connected the five panels together unsuccessfully and now I'm starting at square one. Any ideas on how to connect the wood panels more securely? And when I get them together, how do I build a frame around them and legs to attach to the actual frame. I've included a picture of a couple panels separate from each other, to give you an idea. And the 2nd picture shows how I attempted to attach them. The fronts of the panels are flat, so the horizontal pieces of wood on the back were the main problem when I tried to attach the panels, because the vertical pieces of wood weren't connected, only the horizontal pieces on the back. Sorry, if this is confusing, but I've tried so hard to use any ounce of "DIY" in my blood. Thanks for any suggestions or help you can offer!