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Beautiful DIY HEADBOARD from an old wood door! Its EASY

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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! Materials list: 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 🔴 https://www.amazon.com/shop/brandonlund 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!
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Christina Duitsman (10 months ago)
Excellent job and awesome tutorial. My husband just finished out build yesterday! Thank you for your guidance!
Brandon Lund (10 months ago)
Thank you very much! I'm glad I could help!
Laurianne Smith (8 days ago)
Awesome...
Brandon Lund (2 days ago)
Thanks Laurianne Smith!
John Fields (21 days ago)
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 (20 days ago)
No disrespect taken brother. Good luck on your project and I appreciate your support :)
John Fields (20 days ago)
+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
Brandon Lund (21 days ago)
Thanks man! If you have Facebook be sure to upload some pics of your finished project. It's always good for others to see different styles and designs. Cheers brother!
Aaron Berkley (21 days ago)
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.
Brandon Lund (21 days ago)
Thanks brother! I appreciate your support!
melissa monroy (1 month ago)
Hello! Is there a way to make this so it doesn’t attach to the bed frame, but keep the legs? Also you didn’t show the part when you cut notches out of the bottom of the legs, what are those for?
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
+melissa monroy Your welcome and thank you for your support!
melissa monroy (1 month ago)
Thank you! I had to have my husband show me where the list was 😆
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
+melissa monroy There is a material list included in the video description :)
melissa monroy (1 month ago)
Thank you for you quick response! Could you give an approximate list of supply’s need? Lumber only!
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
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.
James D. Holbrook (1 month ago)
Nice Job … Thank you!
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thank you James!
cesarmarx (1 month ago)
Amazing Work Man, Congrats.
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thank you!
Buzzy Anderson (1 month ago)
Really beautiful but would take more skills and tools than I have
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thanks Buzzy Anderson but it's really not as difficult as you might imagine. This could be done affordably with a hand saw and miter box. Have a great weekend and thanks for your support
MickiMc (1 month ago)
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)
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thank you very much! :)
Inspiration4Today (1 month ago)
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!
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
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 :)
jjslistofthebest (2 months ago)
At 5:50 and your cheat for making a tight fit. Just change the angle of the blade slightly. Problem solved
Brandon Lund (2 months ago)
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.
Kami Lockard (3 months ago)
Is this a queen or a king size headboard? Absolutely love it!!
Brandon Lund (3 months ago)
Kami, It's for a king but you could always make is smaller for a queen.
Michael (5 months ago)
+1 Very creative! Just to be clear .... is this a hollow core or solid wood door? Thank you.
Brandon Lund (5 months ago)
Its a solid wood door and thank you very much!
Mark Van Buren (5 months ago)
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!
Brandon Lund (5 months ago)
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!
Jan Hoffman (5 months ago)
I Love it ...very nice.
Brandon Lund (5 months ago)
Thanks Jan! It was a lot of fun to build also :)
R W (5 months ago)
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?
R W (5 months ago)
+Brandon Lund Thanks! Will make another trip today.
Brandon Lund (5 months ago)
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.
baby blugatti (6 months ago)
Great job
Brandon Lund (6 months ago)
Thanks Charlie! This was a fun project!
Gillian Symington (6 months ago)
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
Brandon Lund (6 months ago)
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!
Gillian Symington (6 months ago)
We are mostly worried about the weight of the door and if the frame can support it :) Our frame does have the flat bits where you can drill it in.
Fernando Ibarra (6 months ago)
Brandon, How would you adjust your plan if planning to make a similar foot board. would you use 4x4 posts instead of 1x4 pine boards?
Fernando Ibarra (6 months ago)
+Brandon Lund Thank you
Brandon Lund (6 months ago)
I would probably just build it the same...scaling down the height of coarse.
carol donaldson (6 months ago)
Beautiful, yal do excellent work!
Brandon Lund (6 months ago)
Thank you very much!
Carolyn Prochnow (6 months ago)
Brandon where did you find that awesome crown molding? I absolutely love it
Brandon Lund (6 months ago)
Thank you very much! All the supplies came from Home Depot.
Chitani Gopole (7 months ago)
you are amazing
Brandon Lund (7 months ago)
Thanks!
janice168888 (7 months ago)
That door knob at the end is off the top awesome! Thank you for sharing!!!!!!!!!!!!
Brandon Lund (7 months ago)
Thank you very much Janice!
mitzi spicer gilliam (7 months ago)
very very Nice I had the idea but didn't know what to do with it,,,,Looking for something coastal south,,,,got any ideas whicker maybe?
Brandon Lund (7 months ago)
mitzi spicer gilliam thank you! You could add wicker over the raised panel areas or even a heavy fabric might look nice.
rothfam55 (8 months ago)
Brandon, great idea and build! Do you ever run into asbestos paint on old doors and how do you deal with it. I would think a few coats of paint would seal it in and not be a danger.
Brandon Lund (8 months ago)
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...
rothfam55 (8 months ago)
Sorry, i meant lead paint.
Justin Lipscomb (9 months ago)
Great work man! For the height of the headboard, you're just going off the dimensions of your bed frame?
Brandon Lund (9 months ago)
Justin Lipscomb yes. I went just a little wider than the frame so I was sure to have enough material to attach the bed frame to.
Tosha B. (9 months ago)
Absolutely adorable I love the creativity!!! Super cute
Brandon Lund (6 months ago)
Thank you very much!
this1hmongFem (9 months ago)
That was awesome/brilliant!!
Brandon Lund (9 months ago)
this1hmongFem thank you very much!
Scott Fish (9 months ago)
Nice, what length did you cut the 1 X 4 X 8
Scott Fish (9 months ago)
I understand it depends on the door but I quess what im asking is how tall should a standard be compared to the matress
Scott Fish (9 months ago)
what length are the legs
Brandon Lund (9 months ago)
Thank you. The length will vary depending on the door. It just needs to fit tight between the 2 upright pieces which are the legs.
jessicorn (10 months ago)
You are legitimately genius!!!!!!!
Brandon Lund (10 months ago)
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
5150GringoGarage (11 months ago)
how did you mix your sprayer (what paint, and thinner) alsow what kind of gun you use? came out clean
Brandon Lund (11 months ago)
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. :)
5150GringoGarage (11 months ago)
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
Brandon Lund (11 months ago)
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 (11 months ago)
do you just mix it 1 to 2.. or what ratio do you do
Brandon Lund (11 months ago)
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.
Efrain Carrillo (11 months ago)
Very nice!
Brandon Lund (11 months ago)
Efrain Carrillo thank you!
Down Time (11 months ago)
Dude that's awesome!
Brandon Lund (11 months ago)
Down Time thank you!
run17miles (1 year ago)
nicely done!
Brandon Lund (1 year ago)
run17miles thank you very much!
Skipper Moses (1 year ago)
Beautiful!
Brandon Lund (6 months ago)
Thank you!
KIMMY C. (1 year ago)
Brilliant!
Brandon Lund (1 year ago)
Thank you!
ey D (1 year ago)
Great job
Brandon Lund (1 year ago)
ey D thank you very much!
Hotrod Hog (1 year ago)
How do you attach this to a bed? What hardware to use?
Brandon Lund (1 year ago)
Hotrod Hog Most bed frames have a flat spot on them to attach a headboard. Drill it out and throw some carriage bolts through it and your done.
Hember Hernandez (1 year ago)
Really F%(*&N Nice JOB!! and thx for ur trick wood
Brandon Lund (1 year ago)
Your welcome and Thank you very much!
Georgeana Cook (1 year ago)
Beautiful work !
Brandon Lund (1 year ago)
Georgeana Cook Thank you :)
Dave Gardner (1 year ago)
Hey Brandon, very nice work.  Did you mention the overall width of this headboard?  Queen size?
Brandon Lund (1 year ago)
Dave Gardner Thank you! The door measures 6'-6" and it was not cut. On a king size bed it was just a little wider than the metal bed frame.
Eddie Alexander (1 year ago)
Nice work Brandon.
Brandon Lund (1 year ago)
+Eddie Alexander thank you!
Excellent piece! I just started my own channel. I subscribed to yours because of your great content!
Brandon Lund (1 year ago)
Thank you and I will be sure to check out your content!
OGAREW (1 year ago)
Отличное решение, Brandon !!! Я привёз токарный станок "ТВ-7"  домой. Он покамест, в разобранном виде : http://radikal.ru/users/OGAREW#alb=Tokarnyy_stanok
OGAREW (1 year ago)
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
Brandon Lund (1 year ago)
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.
OGAREW (1 year ago)
Супер!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdtcbRojWgM
OGAREW (1 year ago)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDVMwrCv15o
OGAREW (1 year ago)
Brandon, я работал на токарном и фрезерном станках до армии. Советую поглядеть канал, он весьма любопытно снимает видео! У него таковой же станок ! https://www.youtube.com/user/Angel65Pain
dupont durant (1 year ago)
bravo c'est magnifique :)
Brandon Lund (1 year ago)
Thank you very much!
Jaques Daniels (1 year ago)
Nice job as usual, I always struggle with crown moulding etc on corners as I don't do much of it. Good trick with the door handles.
Brandon Lund (1 year ago)
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
Tsunami101st (1 year ago)
Very cool project. Can't wait to try it!
Brandon Lund (1 year ago)
Thank you very much!
Ermes Arredondo (1 year ago)
Nice project
Brandon Lund (1 year ago)
Thank you very much!

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