Choosing a nice headboard for your bed is one of the compulsory steps you take to dignify the look of your entire bedroom ambiance! Just like a face to human body, a headboard worth like the same for a bed, so going wisely is recommended while picking a headboard as it can make or mar the overall look of your bed! If you all willing to have a stylish one in custom dimensions then why not try building it at home using the free old woods like pallets!
For a comprehensive guide and also for step by step plan of construction steps, we have brought here this DIY queen pallet headboard tutorial which gives an alluring headboard output! Here this DIY headboard has been preferred to be extra weathered and there are also pallet planks painted in white, grey, red and blue, building the colorful yet rustic front of it!
This project has been done by Stevensville Pallet Project, they really know the tricks of the trade to get crafty with pallets and you can read all below what they say about the construction, follow the step by step instructions!
A custom made Re-purposed Pallet Headboard. Follow the constructions steps given in details below if you need to duplicate it!
I needed to think of something to do with all these left over pallets…hmmmmm
First thing first, we ripped apart 3 pallets, looking for more weathered, older pallets. Then we de-nailed, sanded and chose a few to paint or stain.
Then, once everything was dry, we just piled all the pallet wood together on our work bench.
Since we’re making a Queen sized headboard for the guest room downstairs, we took a few measurements, figured how long and tall we wanted the headboard to be, then traced the dimensions on to our level workshop floor.
Once the dimensions were on the floor, it was time to figure out where all the support slats would lay.
I actually found a pallet that had 53″ long boards, which was the exact height I needed this headboard to be (weird, eh?)
I also cut 7 foot long worth of pallet slats for length and 33″ pallet slats for the height of the actual headboard.
This left us with 20″ under the headboard, the distance between the floor and where the headboard would start.
I personally hate when pillows fall between the headboard and mattress, so this headboard will begin half way up the top mattress, leaving no room for disappearing pillows…
Here is the skeleton of our headboard!
Once we knew everything would fit, it was time to level and put it together.
Still not really sure what happened to the top left slat…stupid level…
Once all the support pieces were in place, it was just a matter of keeping rows the same height, making sure everything had something to be nailed into and keeping everything square.
Run wild imagination!
We did what we could to keep the colors/stains separate.
All done adding the pallet slats to the headboard, now to add a top shelf!
Finding a pallet that had slats long enough to cover 2 x 41.5″ shelf slats was easy. Then it was just a matter of cutting, de-nailing, sanding and nailing/screwing the shelf into place…while making sure everything was level.
Then I took some artsy-fartsy shots of the neat characteristics of the wood.
My house guests aren’t going to want to get out of bed with all this beauty happening!
1st coat of clear coat on! Looking good!
Finally the headboard took his place in the bedroom.