My kids like to produce wish lists for birthdays and Christmas. Spencer’s contained a surprising amount of room decor, including curtains, headboard, dresser and more. His birthday was last October and I found an inspiration photo to fashion a headboard from.
I probably found it on pinterest or Houzz. Another one had less bulky sides and lacked the lighting. I settled on a hybrid of the two. He currently has a full-sized bed and wants a queen so it was to be 64 inches wide by about 60 inches high and to hang on the wall above the six-inch base board. I picked up 2 x 3 lumber to make the frame. Six inch tongue and groove pine for the face. Clear 1 x 4 birch was chosen for the bottom and side framing for a more stream lined look and 1 x 6 for the top. Scraps of 2 x 4 were used to make french cleats on the back.
Then the lumber was stacked in the game room with no progress until my father came for the holidays. He thought it would be a piece of cake. So with Spencer’s help we started construction on New Year’s Day.
First up was to cut all of the tongue and groove boards to determine the finished height. Then the framing was cut to length. We built it on the guest cottage floor for a clean, dry and flat surface to work upon.