Build It | Rough Sawn Headboard

Constructing a Tough Sawn Headboard

  1. Paint a big sheet of birch plywood black to cover the gaps of the tough boards.
  2. Minimize the plywood to tough measurement utilizing the monitor noticed.
  3. Safe the plywood to the again of some 2x4s with wooden glue and framing screws to stiffen out the plywood.
  4. Lay out the rough-sawn boards on high of the plywood. Minimize any overhanging items with the miter noticed and reuse them within the subsequent course, relying on their size. Make sure the joints of the boards don’t line up.
  5. Safe the boards to the plywood utilizing development adhesive and the brad nailer.
  6. As soon as the boards are safe, use the monitor noticed to make a clear minimize on each ends of the plywood.
  7. Decide the width of the headboard. Tom suggests utilizing the mattress body as a template. Middle that on the plywood, after which divide the overhang on all sides in half.
  8. Utilizing the monitor noticed, make two opposing miter cuts on all sides of the mattress body. Begin with the surface minimize so you could have someplace to relaxation the monitor on.
  9. Use the development adhesive and the brad nailer to safe the overhang to the highest of the plywood.
  10. Minimize the 5/4” pine to measurement for the highest of the headboard. Apply a weathered end to the board to match the remainder of the headboard and let that dry.
  11. Connect the highest to the remainder of the headboard from beneath utilizing framing screws.


Tom and Kevin constructed the headboard out of 1/2” x 4” Weathered Hardwood Board, manufactured by Weaber Lumber and obtainable at most residence facilities.

The wooden glue and development adhesive Tom used to safe the boards to the plywood is manufactured by Gorilla Glue.

The end Kevin used for the highest piece of the headboard is known as Weathered Wooden Accelerator, which is manufactured by Varathane and obtainable at most residence facilities.

All the opposite supplies Tom and Kevin used for this undertaking, together with the plywood, brad nailer, paint, and paintbrushes, can all be discovered at residence facilities.


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