DIY Wood Round Headboard

When designing our bedroom, I knew I wanted a rustic headboard to balance the more feminine items in the room. I loved the idea of a stack of wood, so when a tree fell down in our yard, we cut it up into wood slices and inspiration struck!
We let the wood slices dry out for several months and then we were ready to go! We started with a plywood base and stained it dark so that the bits you would see between wood pieces would look like shadows in a real stack of wood.
Then, we attached the wood slices using Liquid Nails and screwed them in from the back to make sure they were extra secure since we were going to be sleeping under them!
With just a little polyurethane to finish it off, it was ready to be installed in the room!
Lindsay Jackman
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  • Lor19400008 Lor19400008 on Mar 20, 2017
    what about spiders or other insects?

  • Freida DeYoung-Thomas Freida DeYoung-Thomas on Mar 20, 2017
    How thick are the wood slices? They appear to be about 3 - 3 1/2 inches. Cedar wood would be ideal. I have the logs but no way of slicing them.

  • Cindy R Starr Cindy R Starr on Mar 20, 2017
    I purchased a lot of these wood cookies ( we call them) and I was letting them dry out as well but almost all of mine cracked really bad What could I have done to prevent that?

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  • Joanie Joanie on Aug 17, 2017
    I love your idea, but I'm thinkin' something needs to fill your slices.......maybe some bark slices to fill in those spaces.?????? Maybe slice them and lay them flat on their sides and show the bark??????? My mind is got me inspired!!! I love that green chest, I'm a green lover. and I want it!! I'm not detouring what you have done, I just have some ideas and thoughts. Joanie

  • Anita Anita on Jun 04, 2018

    This looks absolutely Amazing!!!