The headboard I made recently.
Here’s the top after a coat of varnish (Tried and True with a couple of tablespoons of old recipe Marine Spar Varnish (now banned in California)). That’s Plyboo with a strip of cherry at the bottom. This part is 58 inches wide and 25 inches high. The base it rests on is 60 inches wide and 25 inches high (making the total 60×50).
Here’s the base. Solid cherry, which is a waste, really, since most of it is hidden behind the mattress. Also finished with Tried and True and a bit of banned Spar varnish.
Here’s a closer look at the joinery.
Here’s the dog relaxing in front of the installed headboard, 10 seconds before she gets yelled at for sleeping on the bed.