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Old 04-13-2007, 10:12 AM   #1
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Recently just finished off the second bedroom in my new home. Pretty much a guest bedroom. I feel like the room could use a headboard, but I'm not keen on spending $200+ just to add the aesthetics of it. Its a simple room with simple furniture, I had a thought. Any reason why I can't just grab a 4x8x1 sheet of oak or something and my jigsaw. Cut a nice simple rounded pattern and stain it to at least approximate my other furniture? Any better ideas outside of fabric and just hanging something from the wall. - I've also looked at used headboards for a while to no avail.

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sounds like you've got a good plan. I have thought of doing the same. You can even add some floating shelves to the headboard or use some moulding to dress it up.

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Old 04-13-2007, 02:26 PM   #3
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Cool thanks. The simplisticity of the room begs for a simple headboard. It seemed a shame to pay a lot for one... I'll try it out.
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You can do whatever you want. I have a spare bedroom that has twin beds. We didn't want it to look like a kid's room but I couldn't find headboards that weren't in the child's section of the furniture store. I got a couple of oak planks and a sheet of 1/4" oak ply and a little whitewash stain. A few cuts and some routing resulted in these simple headboards. Nothing spectacular but they serve the purpose.

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Old 04-14-2007, 09:51 AM   #5
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That's almost "Shaker Style" which is very popular here in New England
That would be almost $300 retail (if made locally, not imported from Indonesia)
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I like that. Excellent

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