DIY Cane Headboard

15 Materials
2 Days

Do you love the boho look of cane and rattan on furniture? Build this easy DIY cane headboard to get the look! We’re also giving away the FREE woodworking plans for this DIY rattan headboard.

*Thanks to Kreg for sponsoring this project. All opinions are entirely my own. This post also contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t recommend wholeheartedly. Read my full disclosure here. *

For the bedding, I grabbed this budget-friendly comforter and paired it with some soft navy throw pillows and a gray pillow with tassels. This cozy chenille throw blanket is the perfect finishing touch, too!


  1. Cut your wood according to the cut list in the plans (link below).
  2. Drill pocket holes using a pocket hole jig.
  3. Assemble headboard frame with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws.
  4. Sand smooth with 150 grit sandpaper and an orbital sander.
  5. Seal with a stain or oil of your choice.
  6. Soak cane webbing for 30 minutes to 4 hours so it can expand.
  7. Attach cane webbing to the frame while it is still damp using wood glue and staples.
  8. Hang on the wall behind your bed and you're done!

This easy-to-build DIY cane headboard was SO fun to make! And the best part is that we’re giving away the free woodworking plans on Kreg's website so you can make it too!

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  • Jessedean Jessedean on May 31, 2022

    The material is expensive.

  • Carollynda Carollynda on Jul 19, 2022

    I really like the way this looks! I have no Idea where to get rattan, but there's probably a similar material out there. Wood and other materials are not that expensive, compared to a store bought headboard. 🐈️🐱🐴