Do you have forests outside or the option to procure some pieces of recycled wood? If yes, you will definitely like this article.

Well, that is, as the title says, from ideas for making a headboard out of recycled wood.

Some are more complex than others, but all can be made of wood and the appropriate tools.

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Let’s look at these 15 ideas.


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Board headboard. Surely while walking somewhere, you ever came across a board.

Near work, in the field, in a container …

As you can see, if you like this idea of ​​making a headboard from recycled wood, with a few planks, it doesn’t matter that they are not all the same, you can make a very original and authentic headboard.

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With pallet boards. Pallets are very modern, and they are also very easy to get either because we find them lying around, or because their price is very, very cheap.

The fact is that, as you can see in the picture above, with a little skill and patience, by connecting several wooden planks for pallets, in a short time we can get an excellent headboard for the bed.


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With ivy wood. I have to admit that this second headboard is much more complex to perform, but don’t tell me it doesn’t have a personality.

In addition, the author inserted a lamp, with what is a Eco design lamp headboard.

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With painted wooden pallet boards. Laid horizontally and painted in the most suitable color according to your taste, here we have another idea to make a headboard with pallet boards.

Also, as in the picture, we can add a very appropriate word.

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Tables placed horizontally or vertically, as in this case. Painted in one color or in several, more colors.

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Headboard shaped. The idea comes in the same way, wooden pallet boards joined into a large piece, only in this case the resulting piece is cut into a shaped headboard.

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With barn wood. Or with serrated wood, this has a more rustic, scratchy, heavier visual aspect, but valuable for making a headboard, right?


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With wooden panels removed directly from the trunk. Instead of getting the boards from a wooden pallet, we also have the option to take them out of the log. The result is more natural and authentic, wood knots and other imperfections highlight these adjectives.


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With wooden dowels. A task that requires a lot of patience, but with completion … Spectacular!

Wooden dowels and dowels are joined one by one to create a headboard.


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With planks and planks. What if we take planks and planks of different wood, size and shape? Well, the result also seems to be a beautiful headboard.


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Decorating trees. There are a lot of ideas here. Paint it white and make a drawing using a template or stencil, as in the picture above.


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With waste wood or trees. We find this type of tree on many beaches. These are pieces of wood with a very definite finish thanks to the journey and time spent in the seas and the return of the tide to shore.

If you like this type of tree for decoration, here are 30 more ideas >>


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With untreated wood. It is not necessary to treat the wood in any way. Neither paint it, nor varnish it, nor match it …, it doesn’t matter. If we get wood panels of the right size, we can create a nice headboard without any wood treatment other than cleaning, of course.


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With a large piece of whole wood. Another option is to get a large piece of wood, in one piece, put two metal brackets or any other material to hold it and use it as a headboard. One of my favorites.

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