DIY Headboard – Rustic Headboard Tutorial | The Home Depot

[MUSIC PLAYING] The bed is one of the main
focal points of the bedroom. To ensure it catches your
eye and the eyes of others, why not create your own? In this instructional
video, you'll learn how to build a wooden
headboard for a queen-size bed. It complements our video on
creating a wooden bed frame and includes a chevron
pattern inset, which is a bold inverted v-shaped design. You'll need wood screws,
bed rail handles, and other tools and materials that
will be covered a little later. Be sure to measure the
bed frame to determine the size needed for the headboard. Once your measurements have been taken,
gather the necessary amount of lumber to complete the project. Use wood glue for additional
bonding support when connecting the lumber pieces together. To get started, pre-cut
the lumber pieces based on the dimensions
outlined on your cut list provided at the end of this video.

Include scrap pieces to help
support the headboard's frame during the installation. Then use a pocket-hole jig to create
pocket holes for your cut lumber pieces. These holes are drilled at an
angle to hide the screws that connect the pieces together. The depth of your pocket holes are
determined by the thickness of your cut lumber pieces. The Home Depot sells
pocket-hole jig kits that you can use to complete this step. Use the guides provided to adjust
the thickness of the lumber you're working with. You can cover each hole
with a pocket-hole plug. Be sure to follow the
complete instructions provided by your manufacturer when
using any pocket-hole kit.

Also, refer to the list
at the end of this video to apply the specific pocket
holes needed for this project. Now, you can assemble the parts. The side with the pocket
holes will be the backside. Clamp the top support
down to your work table and align the uprights, one
on the left, one on the right, and the other 30 inches into the center. This creates a proper fit
for the bender boards. Secure the pieces together with
wood glue and 1 and 1/4 inch screws. Next, place a couple scrap
pieces of 1-by-4 lumber under the center assembly. Align it with the center
assembly and the top of the legs. This creates the inset for the frame. Clamp and secure these parts together
using wood glue and 1 and 1/4 inch screws. Center the top trim piece so
that it's 1/2 inch on both sides and 2 inches in the front.

Place four scrap pieces of 2-inch blocks
at the corners of the center assembly so that it's flush with the trim. Clamp and secure the
top and center assembly together using wood glue and screws,
2 and 1/2 for the top of the legs and 1 and 1/2 for the support. Next, remove the scrap pieces of
lumber and reposition the frame. Set the bottom trim
piece onto the bottom and ensure that it's
flush with the back. Clamp, glue, and nail it in place
with 1 and 1/2 inch brad nails. Now it's time to create the chevron
pattern for the inset or interior part of the frame. Measure and mark a line down the
center of the center upright board. The chevron striped pattern is
going to work with the line created on the center upright.

Follow the dimensions of your
cut list to create the design. All cuts are done at a 45-degree angle. Line the tips with the
center line at the bottom. Then work your way to the top, filling
the entire space inside the frame. Glue and nail the pieces in place at
both ends with 3/4 inch brad nails. Next, install the top, sides,
and bottom finishing trims. Double check that each
piece fits correctly. Glue and secure them with
1 and 1/2 inch brad nails. Fill all visible nail
holes with wood filler. Sand entire unit and wipe
clean of all sawdust. Apply stain or paint to the
headboard if you desire. Once dried, attach the
completed headboard to the wall or directly to your bed frame,
creating the perfect look to accentuate your bedroom. Here are all the materials you'll
need to build your wooden headboard. Here is a cut list for the lumber
needed to complete this project. Drill these pocket holes at
the following measurement points with the cut lumber
pieces positioned vertically. Drill these pocket holes at
the following measurement points with the cut lumber
pieces positioned horizontally.

And lastly, you'll need the
following tools for the job. For more detailed information about
this and many other popular projects, check out the DIY Projects and
Ideas section of or talk to one of our store associates. Good luck, and thanks for
shopping at The Home Depot.

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