How To Make A Faux Shiplap Headboard

faux shiplap headboard


It seems that with the increasing popularity of the HGTV show Fixer Upper, the use of shiplap for home decor & DIY projects  has also skyrocketed.  Not only does shiplap have a nice, rustic appeal, but using true, original shiplap boards is a great way to re-purpose old lumber that might otherwise be destined for the dump.  One of the cooler projects we’ve seen recently is a beautiful headboard, that actually doesn’t use any shiplap wood whatsoever.  It’s 100% faux shiplap, but you would never know it from the construction.

The beauty of this project is that while it looks extremely complicated, you can actually complete it in a weekend with nearly all the materials coming from your local big box hardware store.  Here is just a partial list of the wood & supplies you will need to build this faux shiplap headboard project at home.

  • (1) 8 ft.- 2 x 12
  • (3) 8 ft.- 2 x 4
  • (1) 4 x 4 ft. x 3/8 in. sheet of plywood or MDF
  • Jig saw
  • Circular saw
  • Pocket hole jig
  • Power drill
  • Misc. Screw sizes
  • Wood glue

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