DIY – How to make a Floating Headboard for Cheap and Easy

DIY – How to make a Floating Headboard 

After watching DIY, I soon realized I could make a Floating Headboard by myself.  It took a few hours, $60.00 in product, and simple math.  It could of been cheaper, but I chose to get solid birch for the 1″ backing.  This piece was glued behind the plank.  I wanted them solid and flat.

 

DIY - Floating Headboard
4 Planks, 4 1″ pieces of backing, 4 Nails … Done.

What materials I used:

  • (4) planks from Home Depot
  • (4) 1″ wood piece to attach to the back of the planks to give the Floating look.  (attached with Gorilla glue for Wood)
  • (4) 2.5″ Nails (yes, I only used 4 nails right into the stud of the wall).
  • Dark Stain with polyurethane.  I used a sponge roller to apply the stain.  No little back and forth, only long slow rolls…

 

  • First I gorilla glued 1″ wood pieces to the back of the planks (this is the floating look).
  • Second, I stained the planks.
  • Third, I measured the wall and drew my layout making sure I used the stud on the wall.
  • Fourth, I pre drilled the holes on the plank and the wall…
  • Finally, I attached one by one and couldn’t believe how perfect it looked! Good Luck …..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIY – How to make a Floating Headboard for Cheap and Easy