From Easy to Challenging, 4 DIY Headboard Ideas to Try

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Struggling to catch up on zzz's after Daylight Saving Time? Sleep Week is here to help. From editor-tested bedding and slumber-friendly products to bed cleaning hacks, we've got everything you could ever need to up your sleep game. Happy snoozing.

Considering making your own headboard? Great— it's totally doable! Think about how accomplished you'll feel every night when you go to bed. (You wanted to try something new this year, didn't you? Here's your chance.)

We've rounded up four of our favorite DIY headboards created by our very own Hunker contributors. Get ready—your weekend project awaits.

1. Create a cane headboard from a $12 IKEA piece.

One of our most popular DIYs on Hunker — we're sure you can see why. Cane is so popular right now. (And we've got all kinds of cane DIY projects to fuel your obsession.)

2. Put together a plywood headboard with built-in shelves.

So easy, so Scandi! The minimalist vibes of this plywood piece are ideal when you want to set up a soothing space for sleep.

3. Build a padded headboard with a nailhead trim.

Oh, how we just love that trim! This could go in a traditional-style bedroom, or one that's a little more moody and edgy.

4. Make the most charming modern headboard, if you love woodworking.

We admit that this tutorial calls for some advanced woodworking skills, but if you need some assistance measuring and cutting the wood, you can always let your local hardware store help you.


Laurie Gunning Grossman, Hunker’s editorial director, caught the California boho minimalist bug. So, she bought a cream-colored couch. And she also lives with two kids and two dogs, so we’ll see how that decision pans out.

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