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.
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Beautiful work, however, there is one thing that would absolutely drive me nuts. The panels inside the frame of the headboard are not symmetrical. There is more room on one side than the other it's not centered on the headboard frame.
+Brandon Lund , no disrespect intended you do absolutely beautiful work it just caught my eye. I'm going to attempt this for a queen size bed so I might be able to adjust it a little bit. Again great tutorial I love watching stuff like this thank you again
Thanks for the response Brandon.
I've taken into account the reduced width of the overall door and will be compensating by building larger vertical legs and a bit more moulding details.
I do like how you used the old knob as a bedside hook.
Hey Melissa. You could easily make this so it attaches to the wall similar to a picture frame but the weight is still being held up by the legs. An easy method do do what you mentioned would be to use a "french cleat". You can buy them in metal at most big box stores. The cutout you saw was an after thought. My mother and father in-law have baseboard molding that sticks out from the wall. I notched out the legs so the headboard would fit over the baseboards and slide right up tight to the wall.
Beautiful!! I SOOOO want to do this!! I just need a door!! LOL I thought about making from a new door and using molding, but I really want an old door, something with character, something you know is old.
I love the doorknobs!! Would have never thought of that!!
Thank you for sharing! What a wonderful, thoughtful gift! Lucky parents! ;o)
I am taking on the job of helping 2 great great nephews learn how to use power tools, and do some woodwork and refinishing of furniture. I'd like to take this project with the reclaimed door and teach them how to make this headboard. It may end up in one of my spare bedrooms. I do really like the tutorial you did, with the fast forward -- yet showing all the steps. Great video and I love the workshop you have. I can imagine the many things you have created in that shop! My objective is to create some space in my garage so I can have a 'space' for woodworking -- still have to put my truck in there though -- hopefully that transition happens this year so I can really enjoy working in there and creating projects to share with my family. BTW, I"m 67 -- and just picking up this hobby. My DH who passed almost 10 years ago was a great woodworker -- unfortunately I never had him teach me how to use the tools, so I am teaching myself now. I'd really like to learn how to use a router <g>.... again, you and your wife did a marvelous job. I imagine your inlays loved the finished project. the old door handles on the sides was a great accent -- very unique!
What a great comment! Thank you very much. I will be 50 very soon and I am just learning about repairing plastics and working on motorcycles so I can totally relate to the thrill of learning something new! We are never too old to learn and try new things! Using a router is fairly simple and they are probably one of the more "safer" tools in the workshop. Congratulations on picking up your new hobby! If you get stuck or need help you can reach out to me on Facebook or Instagram. Cheers :)
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.
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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
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