DIY ProjectsHomemade Light Up Wood Headboard DIY Project

Homemade Light Up Wood Headboard DIY Project

This homemade light up wood headboard DIY project is a beautiful addition to a bedroom furniture that adds a relaxing glow. The lights add a very unique touch and it can be patterned after almost anything that comes to your mind. The project is really easy to follow and does not require a whole lot of DIY experience.

Homemade Light Up Wood Headboard DIY Project

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This headboard as many of them use unique materials and finishes to combine to create customized headboards. This project is a fine example of the kind of headboard you can create using this DIY project.

Materials and Tools needed:

3 – 6 foot 1×10″ alder boards for front (the length will depend on the width of your bed – these measurements are for a standard king)
1 – 6 foot 1×4″ alder boards for top (adjust length to width of your bed)
2 – 5 foot 1×4″ alder boards for sides
2 – 29.25x1x6″ alder boards for legs
6 – 1 foot 2×4″ any type of wood
2″ screws
polyurethane or stain
black paint
1 light switch/outlet and faceplate
3-5 strands white Christmas lights (this will vary depending on the length of your word(s) and the spacing of your lights)
1 extension cord
2 carriage bolts

Are you like so many sleeping on a bed without a headboard? Simply sleeping on a box spring, mattress and frame without a headboard, seems like it would make any bedroom look incomplete. Headboards can be found in many different shapes, made from a myriad of materials and several sizes. The important thing is finding one that fits in with your room’s decor.

● Add a bit of character to your otherwise boring bedroom with an unique headboard

● Project includes a full list of all necessary materials, supplies and tools

● It also includes a complete, easy to read and follow step-by-step instruction guide

● Also has several full color photos that depicts many of the stages of the project

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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