DIY Headboard from Fence Panel

Well, it only took about 6 years...and we finally have a headboard!

We went into Home Depot with the intention of purchasing materials to build our own headboard, after looking at a few different styles online.

But there was one thing I noticed while walking around Home Depot, something that looked just like a style of headboard I wanted...a fence panel!

 Since I was going more for looks than sturdy heavy wood headboard anyway, I compared the price of this fence panel ($44) with materials we were thinking about purchasing to make our own headboard. 

 I decided on the fence!

It was plenty long enough width-wise for our queen size bed, that we trimmed some off of each edge with a table saw. I wanted the headboard to be about the same width as the mattress.

Trimming off the sides left raw edges, so we also got 2 long pieces of trim to attach to each side.

We left the trim slightly taller than the top of the fence to add the look of a headboard frame.

We also cut some off the bottom, because I didn't want my headboard to be quite so tall.

Here it is finished, my hubby was nice enough to hold it up for a second so I could snap a pic!

And here it is behind our bed!

I love that I was able to customize it somewhat by making it the length and width I wanted, and I picked out trim for the edges.

It's the look I wanted, without having to spend big bucks!
Six years later, and we now have our headboard!

Hope everyone is having a great Monday!!
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  1. Oh my gosh, that is so creative!! I would have never thought to use a fence. It looks beautiful, excellent job!

  2. I wouldn't have thought to do that at all. I had a headboard and got rid of it because I disliked it. Yours is much cuter then any headboard I had, much cuter.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Cody @Solemn Sound

  3. That looks amazing!! So creative. Thanks for visiting and linking up at Romance on a dime.

  4. Oh, by the way - I'm following you now! :)

  5. Hmm... how much did you trim to make it fit your queen? Any chance it might work for a king? Did you just prop it up behind the bed, or did you actually attach it to the bedframe? I think this material would be fantastic for my application because I want something simple with clean lines and something that wouldn't get scratched super easily or attract dog fur (i.e. DIY tufted fabric headboards). Thanks for the idea!! If you actually see this, you could also respond to [ncsukat AT gmail DOT com] Thanks again for sharing!!!

  6. From getting the bid to getting a fence finished became clean and professional. company offer all the personnel have been on their A game and the fence is rock stable…

  7. Thanks for the blog post buddy! Keep them coming... headboard


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