Cut all the boards as specified in the cut list.
DIY Modern Headboard
- 1 1/4″ wood screws
- Paint or stain
- 3-1×4@22 7/8″
(These measurements are for a full size mattress.)
I laid out all the boards on the ground to see the pattern I wanted first.
I attached the two end pieces first to connect the top and bottom horizontal boards. I brought it out flush with the end of the horizontal board then checked for square before attaching with a 1 1/4″ screw. I drilled slowly so I wouldn’t crack the board and stopped when the screw was almost flush with the board. Repeat for all four corners of the headboard.
Next, I just drilled in the rest of the boards in the pattern I arranged earlier. I used an 1/8″ spacer in between the boards as I was attaching them. I also added another 22 7/8″ board in the center for extra support.
Here it is completely assembled. Now it’s time to stain! I used Minwax Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner first then I used my go-to stain Minwax Early American. Seal with polycrylic if you choose.
FYI-This is a floating headboard so to hang you will need to buy or make a French cleat.
Love all the beautiful wood grain!
So happy with how this headboard turned out!