DIY Headboard Ideas Everyone Need to Try

Freestanding headboards can be supported by attaching them to the bed frame or by attaching them to the wall.

Some headboards can stand alone without any support between the wall and the bed, but they need to have a depth to them that will allow them to stand without tipping.

DIY Headboard Ideas Everyone Need to Try

Is it hard to make a headboard?

It isn’t hard to make a headboard. They are a great beginner-friendly woodworking project. Most DIY headboard ideas can be made in a day. I built and upholstered my first headboard within two days, including nailhead trim.

DIY Plywood Headboard

I built this simple and easy DIY plywood headboard with one sheet of plywood and a few 2X4s.

Upholstered Headboard with Nailhead Trim

Upholstering is not as hard as you think. All you need is fabric, batting, and a staple gun. The frame of this upholstered headboard is made with OSB.

DIY Dowel Headboard

Simple with a blend of modern and old-style, this DIY dowel headboard looks like an old spindle bed but with a modern twist.