I envisioned a trending slat-type headboard that encompassed the entire width of his bed and two nightstands. I am dealing with an angled roofline on this particular wall in his room so it made more sense to go wide than tall.
1x2 Select Pine (I used 8’ and 4’ boards)
Orbital Sander/Sanding Blocks
Miter Saw (only if cuts are necessary)
I started with 1x2 boards of select pine. I happened to have some on hand that were already at 8’ and 4’ lengths so I rolled with it so I wouldn’t necessarily HAVE to break out my miter saw for this project. I sanded them down and applied a quick coat of wood conditioner followed by my VERY favorite stain color, Special Walnut.
I let the boards dry/air out in the garage overnight before bringing them into the house.