Use an Old Door to Make a Headboard

My daughter brought me an old door 
she found on the side-of-the-road.
(she's a chip off the old block)

old door

The door had a lot of potential but was a mess!

Along with the door came a very detailed drawing 
by my daughter with the measurements from every angle.

drawing of the plans

The first thing I had to do was to cut off the bottom panel which made the door symmetrical and the right size for the bed.

Woman using the circular saw

This was my first go around with a brand new circular saw.

Supplies used to make the headboard

I screwed on two 1 x 6 boards to the back of the door. 

They had to be 59" apart on center and 25" off the ground.

Woman measuring wood

We drilled holes in the legs where they will attach to the bed frame.

My daughter measured and I cut and drilled.

pile of wood

We flipped the door over and gave the door a good sanding.

sanding the door

Then the clean-up guy came by and vacuumed up the dust.

Man vacuuming the door

Next came a few coats of lemon oil.

Lemon oil to bring out color in door



Standing the door on the side

Here is the finished product.

Finishe door

The finished product in her room.

headboard on the bed

Headboard in the room

Not bad for free!
(thanks again neighbors!)

Another successful mother-daughter project!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .