Headboard Plans

Building with free headboard plans is a simple way to add architectural interest to a bedroom without making permanent or structural changes to the room.

Headboards can be freestanding, mounted to the wall or attached to the bed frame. Any type of wood, including plywood, can be used, and they are often paired with paint or upholstery for a custom look. They are great for apartments and small rooms.


It is easy to customize a headboard to accommodate any size bed using free headboard plans. Whether you have a standard sized bed or an unusual daybed, there are styles and designs to fit your lifestyle and decorating taste. Kids and adults both appreciate the instant decorating impact a headboard provides, with only a little work and investment from the DIY craftsman.

Use the free headboard plans below to find a design that will add style without breaking the budget.



Woven Wood Headboard

Woven Wood Headboard

Create an outdoor theme for your bedroom with this custom woven wall and headboard combination. Plywood and dowels create a simple and stunning focal point for any bedroom.


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Painted Wooden Frame Panel

Painted Wooden Frame Panel

Make a colorful statement to ground your bedroom with this simple and sophisticated painted wooden headboard. Expand it vertically to add visual height or horizontally for a retro look.


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Bifold Door Headboard

Bifold Door Headboard

Use bifold doors and stock molding to build a custom paneled headboard. Adapt the plans to build a twin, double, queen or king headboard.


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Kid's Illuminated Headboard Plans

Kid's Illuminated Headboard Plans

Create a starry night headboard for your child with plywood, glow in the dark stickers and Christmas lights. This fun project provides a charming night light for your child's room.


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Painted Panel Headboard

Painted Panel Headboard

Make a king, queen or twin painted headboard with these simple instructions and MDF board. Easy to make and can be painted any color to match your decor.


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Repurposed Picket Fence

Repurposed Picket Fence

Save money and build a unique and appealing, shabby-chic headboard from recycled fence wood. Use a variety of finishes to add an eclectic charm to your bedroom.


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Repurposed Wood Project

Repurposed Wood Project

Spend an afternoon and complete a durable and attractive headboard in any standard size with reclaimed lumber and simple tools. Add the finish of your choice and you've got a whole new look for your bedroom.


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