Headboard Plans

Building with free headboard plans is a simple way to add architectural interest to a bedroom without making permanent or structural changes to the room.

Headboards can be freestanding, mounted to the wall or attached to the bed frame. Any type of wood, including plywood, can be used, and they are often paired with paint or upholstery for a custom look. They are great for apartments and small rooms.

It is easy to customize a headboard to accommodate any size bed using free headboard plans. Whether you have a standard sized bed or an unusual daybed, there are styles and designs to fit your lifestyle and decorating taste. Kids and adults both appreciate the instant decorating impact a headboard provides, with only a little work and investment from the DIY craftsman.

Use the free headboard plans below to find a design that will add style without breaking the budget.


Woven Wood Headboard


Woven Wood Headboard

Create an outdoor theme for your bedroom with this custom woven wall and headboard combination. Plywood and dowels create a simple and stunning focal point for any bedroom.

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Easy Upholstered Headboard Plans


Easy Upholstered Headboard Plans

Create a great padded headboard without sewing a stitch. Adaptable to any size bed, this easy project can be completed in a day.

www.hgtv.com
Painted Wooden Frame Panel


Painted Wooden Frame Panel

Make a colorful statement to ground your bedroom with this simple and sophisticated painted wooden headboard. Expand it vertically to add visual height or horizontally for a retro look.

houseandhome.com
Recycled Panel Door Headboard


Recycled Panel Door Headboard

Create an heirloom look headboard with a repurposed panel door by using these well documented instructions and photos.

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Bifold Door Headboard Plans


Bifold Door Headboard

Use bifold doors and stock molding to build a custom paneled headboard. Adapt the plans to build a twin, double, queen or king headboard.

www.thisoldhouse.com
Kid's Illuminated Headboard Plans


Kid's Illuminated Headboard Plans

Create a starry night headboard for your child with plywood, glow in the dark stickers and Christmas lights. This fun project provides a charming night light for your child's room.

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Painted Panel Headboard


Painted Panel Headboard

Make a king, queen or twin painted headboard with these simple instructions and MDF board. Easy to make and can be painted any color to match your decor.

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Weathered Tongue and Groove Headboard


Weathered Tongue and Groove Headboard

Use narrow dimensional lumber to build up a slatted headboard and footboard that is reminiscent of weathered barn wood for a casual, country look.

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Repurposed Picket Fence


Repurposed Picket Fence

Save money and build a unique and appealing, shabby-chic headboard from recycled fence wood. Use a variety of finishes to add an eclectic charm to your bedroom.

www.diynetwork.com
Contemporary Cutout King Headboard


Contemporary Cutout King Headboard

Use furniture grade plywood and dimensional lumber to build a simple and stylish, low-profile headboard that is perfect for a contemporary or mid-century decor.

www.thedesignconfidential.com


Three Insert Options


Three Insert Options

Create a window pane, cottage or upholstered insert headboard with dimensional lumber and simple tools to match any room decor.

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Teen's Storage Solution


Teen's Storage Solution

Build a headboard with plenty of room to store and display all your teen's treasures with this classic headboard hutch that's sized for a full standard bed.

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Repurposed Wood Project


Repurposed Wood Project

Spend an afternoon and complete a durable and attractive headboard in any standard size with reclaimed lumber and simple tools. Add the finish of your choice and you've got a whole new look for your bedroom.

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Headboard With Beadboard


Headboard With Beadboard

Create a beautiful enamel finish headboard for your little one with a country-charm beadboard insert that's topped with wide crown molding.

ana-white.com
Mission Bed Headboard Plans


Mission Bed Headboard Plans

Step by step plans for a great slatted Mission bed headboard.

www.uniqueprojects.com
Headboard


Headboard

Simple design and plans to build your own headboard.

www.matts-workshop.com
Arch-top Headboard


Headboard with Arched Top

Here are instructions for building this beautiful headboard with an arched top and wooden post on each end.

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