Reclaimed Wood Headboard

reclaimed wood headboard Adding reclaimed wood to your home is a fantastic way to add a rustic and homely feel to any space and adding a reclaimed wood headboard to your bedroom is no different.

Reclaimed wood has a very unique character, it’s usually sourced from buildings and structures that have been broken down and removed from the 18th-20th century. It comes from a time where timber was a primary building material and it’s this almost romantic feel that really makes people appreciate it more.

As the world has moved on people have realised resources on this planet are finite and instead of going with modern chipboard and compressed dust furniture from the likes of Ikea that may last 3-5 years, people want stuff that will last a lifetime from a sustainable and eco friendly source. Some people also just like the look of this material, it adds a bit of randomness to most modern rooms that is impossible to recreate otherwise.

What should you look for in a headboard?

Buying a new headboard can change the look and feel of a room without the cost of replacing an entire bed. If you are going to just replace a headboard you have to think about a few different things.

  • Will it fit? Buy the right sized headboard. Mattresses and sheets tend to be standard sizes but not all bed frames are.
  • How will you fit it? Many headboards attach to the wall behind a bed. While headboards are not load bearing and simply just need to be kept in place make sure the wall is suitable or think about how to attach it to the bed itself.
  • Orientation of the wood. If your room is tall you may want wood to go horizontal on your headboard to make the room feel bigger. If you have a low ceiling then you may want to consider vertical paneling.

Reclaimed Wood Headboards

Bestseller No. 1
Signature Design by Ashley Shawburn Platform, Queen, White/Dark Charcoal Gray
  • QUEEN HEADBOARD: An inspired choice in modern farmhouse living, this charming queen headboard with crossbuck styling is just what's needed to set the scene for a soothing bedroom retreat
  • WELL CRAFTED: Made of engineered wood with two-tone whitewash and rustic gray planked replicated oak wood grain finish with authentic touch
  • TRENDY STYLE: Be it for your master bedroom, the kids room or a guest room, this on-trend headboard is full of farmhouse fresh charm
  • QUEEN SIZE HEADBOARD ONLY: Fit for a queen or king, this affordably priced designer headboard measures 63.39" W x 2.17" D x 52.91" H; metal bolts are needed to attach headboard to existing bed frames
  • ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: Includes simple instructions. Hardware and screwdriver (required for assembly) not included; 2 people recommended; memory foam and innerspring mattresses available, sold separately
SaleBestseller No. 2
Prepac Select King Flat Panel Headboard Drifted Gray
  • Suitable for King sized beds
  • Predrilled holes allows for easy connection to many metal bedframes
  • Finished in drifted gray laminate
  • Can accommodate Standard and California King Beds
  • Constructed from non-toxic, CARB-2 compliant, laminated composite woods
Bestseller No. 3
Allewie Full Size Platform Bed Frame with Wood headboard and Metal Slats / Rustic Country Style Mattress Foundation /Box Spring Optional / Strong Metal Slats Support / Easy Assembly
  • Solid Support : Made of quality steel slats, providing optimum support for your all of the types of mattresses, foam, latex or spring mattress without the use of a box spring
  • Easy Assembly : All tools, parts and instructions are included in one box and the assembly will take less than an hour even for non-professional,don’t need any extra tools
  • Cheap but Fancy : Black metal frame with rustic surface headboard, a beautiful industrial style
  • No noise and Non-slip : No creaking or any noise when sleeping with side rubber strip preventing metal friction and a little tailboard fixing the mattress.
  • More Than Satisfying Value : Our platform beds are expertly engineered to be simple and easy-to-enjoy every single day. Please contact us by click the button "contact seller" in the detail page of your order if you have any concerns
SaleBestseller No. 4
Zinus Adrian Wood Rustic Style Platform Bed with Headboard / No Box Spring Needed / Wood Slat Support, Full,OLB-SWPBHR-12F,Brown
  • Your purchase includes One Zinus Adrian Platform Bed with Headboard in Full size | Mattress is not included
  • Bed frame dimensions – 54" W x 76.7" L x 12" H | Weight limit – 500 lbs. | Height with headboard – 41.5” H | Space between slats – 3.5”
  • Rustic wood paneled headboard
  • Easy to assemble and no box spring needed | Worry free 5 year warranty
  • Wood frame and strong wood slat mattress support for increased mattress life
SaleBestseller No. 5
Atlantic Furniture Richmond Headboard, Queen, White,AR288842
  • Classic traditional style
  • Sustainably Sourced Solid Hardwood with Non-Toxic Finish
  • Designed to use with metal bedframe
  • Durable high build five step finishing
SaleBestseller No. 6
Walker Edison WE Furniture Bed/Headboard, Queen, Brown
  • Dimensions: 48” H x 62" L x 2" W
  • Made of high grade MDF, metal, and durable laminate
  • Frame and bedding sold separately
  • Features rustic wood panels and a powder-coated metal frame
  • Fits most metal bed frames
Bestseller No. 7
Atlantic Furniture Orlando Headboard, Full, Walnut,AR281834
  • Modern, crisp style
  • Eco-friendly Solid Hardwood with Non-Toxic Finish
  • Designed to use with metal bedframe
  • Durable high build five step finishing
  • five-step finishes
Bestseller No. 8
Zinus Paul Metal and Wood Platform Bed with Wood Slat Support, Full
  • Item Dimensions L x W x H: 75.5 x 54.5 x 41.5 inches
  • Rustic styling with casual charm
  • Pine wood headboard, with strong steel frame and seven leg support for durability
  • Headboard, frame and wood slats included/mattress sold separately
  • Foam padded tape is added to the steel frame for noise free use and non slip tape on the wooden slats prevents your mattress from moving
Bestseller No. 9
Signature Design By Ashley - Drystan King Panel Headboard - Brown
  • FARMHOUSE FLAIR: This king panel headboard is a refined take on barn board beauty. Replicated wood grain showcases burnt orange and teal tones for a sense of weatherworn authenticity
  • DESIGNER TOUCHES: Love to read in bed? You’re sure to find the pair of retro-chic light sconces and USB plug-ins on the open-slat style headboard such a bright idea. Power cord included; UL Listed
  • INDUSTRIAL STYLING: When merged in just the right way, rustic and industrial styles can make one happy marriage. Case in point: the This king panel headboard
  • KING PANEL HEADBOARD: King panel headboard measures 80.43” W x 3.74” D x 60.67” H. Headboard only. Mattress, bed frame, and foundation/box spring sold separately
  • ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: Bolts are needed to attach headboard to existing bed frame (length depends on bed frame thickness)
SaleBestseller No. 10
Aspen Rustic Cherry Queen Headboard by Home Styles
  • Mahogany solids and Cherry veneers ( there will be a red tint)
  • Bold recessed picture frame moldings and rich carved detailed posts
  • Headboard will accommodate most Queen/full bed frames
  • Assembly required. Size: 66W 4. 5D 52H

Other Bedroom Products

Replacing just the headboard in a modern bedroom with reclaimed wood may make your bed look out of place, we have a bunch of other reviews on specific reclaimed wood furniture that you may enjoy.


How to make a reclaimed wood headboard?

If you’re looking to make your own reclaimed headboard then I think you’re in the wrong place but the best place to start is acquiring some lumber that is suitable for the task. It needs to be straight, sanded down, not soiled in anything like oil which may destroy your sheets/mattress and be of a suitable size for a headboard.

From then I would make a wooden or metal frame from unused materials and attach the reclaimed stuff to this. It’s not a difficult project and you could probably make it happen with some basic hand tools.

Can I fit a new headboard to my existing bed?

It will depend on the bed you have now, check to see if your bed has a removable headboard or if it can be removed with a saw. From here you can either screw the new headboard to the wall behind your bed or screw it directly to the bed, whatever works best in your situation. Many people also just place the headboard behind the bed and push the bed towards the wall until the headboard stands up straight and that can work too.

Is reclaimed wood eco friendly?

Using wood again instead of sending it to landfill, burning it or even in some cases recycling it is 100% eco friendly. Reusing anything like this is very green and will reduce your carbon footprint on the world. Ultimately when you’re done with your headboard you can send it to be recycled like it would have been anyway with no real addition to the world’s carbon footprint.

Some people will argue that this wood is not truly reclaimed once you start to manufacture “reclaimed” wood in factories for commercial use and I agree, but this is most likely wood they are buying from people who would have just used this for disposable pallets and shipping boxes.

Is reclaimed wood vegan?


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