How to Build a Wrought Iron Panel Headboard

Create a custom headboard with lumber and wrought iron panels.


Materials and Tools:

1 x 8 poplar boards
wrought iron panels
biscuit joiner
wood glue
decorative molding
miter saw
finish nails
drywall screws


1. Measure the bed's width, add one inch on each side and cut the top and bottom boards. Cut two side rails that are long enough so the metal panels will rest on lumber with an equal edge on all sides. Cut two interior boards to the necessary length.

2. Use a biscuit joiner, biscuits and wood glue to connect the bottom board to the vertical pieces. Repeat for the top of the frame.

3. Cut trim to size to create an outer frame on the top and side boards. Attach it with wood glue and finish nails.

4. Finish with paint or stain as desired and let dry.

5. Use drywall screws to attach the panels directly to the front of the headboard.

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