How to Build a King Bed With a Stylish DIY Chevron Headboard

by Chas
6 Materials
2 Days

Hey Hometalk! In this project, we'll show you how we made a DIY chevron headboard for a king-size bed.

This bed is a bit different than the DIY farmhouse bedroom set we recently shared, but the build was similar. The key difference is the chevron style! Let us show you how we did it:

4x4 posts together

1. Add the 4x4 posts and side railing

Similar to the other bed, you'll want to add the 4x4 posts and the side railing the same way.

How to build a bed

The spin here is to make a different design.

Chevron headboard DIY tutorial

2. Cut the boards at 45 degrees

You will start by making all of the cuts 45 degrees. Then flip the boards up against each other and face up.

Chevron headboard plans

3. Assemble the chevron design

Repeat this until you have a chevron pattern like the one pictured here.

Trimming the edges

4. Trim the edges

The last step for the DIY chevron headboard was to trim off the edges that hang off the end. Use a circular saw, and then add a nice trim to hold everything together.

Tip: Having a rectangular shape laid out helps make sure you are making each piece long enough to reach the end of the frame. This is shown in the picture above.

Posts for making the bed

Spray staining the bed

5. Assemble the rest of the bed & stain

Once the bed was put together, I sprayed on the stain with a sprayer. (This is a different bed, but I used the same technique)

Chevron headboard for a king bed

DIY chevron headboard

This is the finished bed in its new home. It looks great!

DIY chevron headboard

We hope you like this DIY chevron headboard style too! If you would like to see more builds check out our Instagram. riggs_builds

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  • Donna Kay Ferguson Donna Kay Ferguson on Feb 16, 2019

    I would try this, it looks simple enough for someone with basic tools and knowledge to do. My question is? Since most boards are not straight, once the 45 is cut, how do you keep the board toward the outside from bowing and a large space from showing between the two boards? Is it filled in with some kind of filler?

  • Cynthia E Cynthia E on Feb 23, 2019

    Beautiful job. And I love the idea of spraying the stain , so going to try this! Since spraying the stain it would be a very light coat did you have to wait a few minutes wipe down and repeat until you reached the color depth you were aiming for ?

  • Pam Neuvert Pam Neuvert on Mar 10, 2019

    The resource list shows a gel stain which is very thick. Did you use a gel stain in your sprayer or a traditional stain?

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