This headboard looks complicated, It's not! This is an easy DIY project that can be completed using basic shop tools and basic wood working skills. Impress your friends and family with this rich looking unique headboard built from a recycled wood door!
There is also a little WELDING....which is optional!
1 Salvaged wood door
6 1x4x8 #2 pine boards (legs and horizontal pieces)
1 1x8x8 #2 pine board (top shelf)
8 feet of 3/4 x 3 1/2" crown molding
You will also need some Glue, 1 1/2" nails, 120 and 220 grit sandpaper, primer, paint and a way to apply the finish.
⇨ SUBSCRIBE to Brandon Lund DIY Builds: https://www.youtube.com/brandonlund
THE TOOLS & GEAR I USE
Any commission earned from the above Amazon affiliate links all goes towards helping to support my channel.
MUSIC By: Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
FOLLOW ME ON
⇨ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lunddiybuilds
⇨ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LundDIYBuilds
For Business Inquiries: [email protected]
Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only and as such, you should not attempt to do any of the things you see me doing. Always read and follow the manufacturer’s safety guidelines before handling tools. Seek professional advice and training before using any welding equipment. Never operate any tool without wearing the proper personal protective equipment. Final warning, Do not do the things you see me doing!
That works too but when setup you want to do the least amount of fiddling and adjustment of your saw. It reduces the chance for errors. Sliding a shim under the wood gets it done in seconds without back and forth adjustments. There is nothing worse than making a 45 degree cut only to realize that your bevel was set to 89 degrees and not 90 and your miter joint now has a huge gap and you wasted a piece of wood. This tip avoids that back and forth adjustment hastle because the saw bevel always remains at 90.
Brandon, just found your channel and really like the tutorial and the video step by step chronicling you did. I am NOT a carpenter, nor do I possess the kind of tools you do, BUT I do have a modest amount of creativity and a woman with a LOT of desires to have things done!!! LOL. This was GREAT! This does not look daunting, and totally feel more confident to try myself with the $15 DIY solid wood door picked up at a local Habitat Re-Store. Probably most jealous of your short cut painting equipment. I paint everything by hand. Happy Holidays to you!
Thanks Mark for all your compliments! This is a fairly simple project using a minimal amount of tools. If your from the U.S. you can have a paint setup like mine for cheap but you need an air compressor. I use it for EVERYTHING. Metal and wood. Harbor Freight has HVLP sprayers. Mine is just an inexpensive one made by Husky from Home Depot. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you!
Thanks for sharing the helpful video! I found a door last weekend and bought supplies at HD yesterday but could not find 3.5" molding that was the correct thickness. Would 4" molding or a different thickness work?
Without actually mocking up the pieces to see how it would come out it is hard to say. I think it will work, but the reveal under the top piece of wood will be less. In other words, the wood on top will not protrude beyond the crown molding as far as it does here. If you go with a 4" piece of crown, you might have to go with a wider top shelf...possibly.
Hey Brandon! Such a beautiful Job. This is what we want to do. But what we don't know what to do is how to mount it to the metal bedframe! Could you show us or explain where you are bolting it to the frame ? thanks
So the "legs" on the headboard go all the way to the floor, so the actual door / headboard is actually supporting itself. In other words, if you leaned the headboard assembly against your wall then slid your bed up to it, it would look finished. But to keep it from tipping forward (onto the bed) I made sure the legs were centered left to right on the bed frame, then i just used a drill bit and drilled through the wooden legs into that flat bracket. I then fastened the wooden legs to that bracket using (4) 1/4" x 1 1/2" carriage bolts. I hope that makes sense. If not, send me a message and I will try to clarify anything you need. Thank you for your compliment!
I'm sure I probably have and when I'm in doubt, I just make sure to wear a respirator and cover it with a quality primer and paint. The thing you want to avoid is making dust by sanding. Your more likely to come across lead based paint when doing a project like this than asbestos. Some paints back then did have asbestos in them, but most were lead based. Seal it up with fresh paint and your all set...
5150GringoGarage im not sure if it works the same for latex, but for automotive paint, I hold a paint stick at a 45 degree angle and watch it run steady off the end of the stick as I count. Eventually it will go from a solid stream to a drip. You want your first drip at 10 seconds. :)
Brandon Lund yeah I think there's a trick checking consistency with a paint stick and how it runs off... I'm gonna go buy some of that floetrol and spray my daughters bed and see how it turns out... thanks man
5150GringoGarage your going to laugh, but I just keep dumping in the latex modifier until it "looks" thin enough to spray. It's less than 50/50. Probably more like 75% paint, 25% modifier but that's just a guess
5150GringoGarage sounds like your all set! That thinner is the same stuff to thin latex for a Wagner sprayer. I have a Wagner sprayer and for “finish” projects like this headboard, the hvlp is the way to go.
Brandon, у меня кушать видео, лишь они не посвящены металлообработке и токарному делу.Вот мой канал: https://www.youtube.com/user/surow15/videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kL3bbmPBlNc Это я устанавливал компрессор в арку колеса + инвертер 12V =>220V , чтобы болтать шины потом соревнований: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La6BCYebCYU У меня ещё вот что кушать, в коробке лежит, тоже купил: Ленточная пила по дереву: http://s018.radikal.ru/i528/1712/42/a55884996378.jpg
OGAREW! That is an awesome channel! I have never heard of it before until you mentioned it. I really like his style and I love watching machining videos! Now you have your lathe and a new MIlwaukee saw, you need to start making some videos! I'll be sure to subscribe when you do! Thanks for sending me that channel link. I will be sure to check out more of his stuff. Very interesting! Take care friend.
Same here Jaques...I don't cut crown molding often so it takes me a little bit to "orient" everything in my mind before I make the cut. Fortunately I did not waste anything on this project. Thanks again buddy and Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays
For the next collection of Free Silly Birthday Greetings Cards.
FUNNY BIRTHDAY QUOTES, SAYINGS & JOKES ABOUT GETTING OLDER.
(Handy quotes to add to your e-cards, text messages, facebook & myspace pages )
Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. Funny Birthday Quote by - Larry Lorenzoni A reporter was interviewing a 104 year-old woman: "And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?" the reporter asked. She simply replied, "No peer pressure." Joke by Unknown Author Im getting older I hear you cry Well. whats the big deal For so I am So make the most of what youve got Cause after all You still look Hot Funny ageing poem by.
Helen Finnerty (copyright 28th October 2011)
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. Amusing Birthday Quote by.
Lucille Ball Another birthday And some more grey Im getting old I hear you say But never mind For when alls said and done The alternative is Not being around To see another one! Funny ageing poem by.
Helen Finnerty (copyright 28th October 2011)
Billie Burke My wife hasnt had a birthday in 4 years. She was born in the year of. Lord-only-knows! Funny birthday quote by Unknown Author The best birthdays of all are those that havent arrived yet.
Robert Orben I have everything now I had twenty years ago. except now its all lower. Funny ageing Quote by.