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

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Visit the Ameriwood Home Farmington, Queen Headboard on Amazon. Ameriwood Home Farmington, Queen Headboard Check Price
Visit the Rustic Mix Headboard Full Size, Hanger Style, Handcrafted. Mounts on Wall. Easy Installation on Amazon. Rustic Mix Headboard Full Size, Hanger Style, Handcrafted. Mounts on Wall. Easy Installation Check Price
Visit the Dark Walnut Headboard King Size Stain, Hanger Style, Handcrafted. Mounts on Wall. Easy Installation on Amazon. Dark Walnut Headboard King Size Stain, Hanger Style, Handcrafted. Mounts on Wall. Easy Installation Check Price
Visit the Signature Design By Ashley - Drystan King Panel Headboard - Brown on Amazon. Signature Design By Ashley - Drystan King Panel Headboard - Brown Check Price
Visit the Ashley Furniture Signature Design - Willowton Full Panel Headboard - Contemporary Style - Component Piece - Queen Size - White on Amazon. Ashley Furniture Signature Design - Willowton Full Panel Headboard - Contemporary Style - Component Piece - Queen Size - White Check Price
Visit the Rustic Farmhouse Headboard - King/Wood Reclaimed Headboard/Modern/Urban/Cottage Headboard on Amazon. Rustic Farmhouse Headboard - King/Wood Reclaimed Headboard/Modern/Urban/Cottage Headboard Check Price
Visit the Prepac Select King Flat Panel Headboard Drifted Gray on Amazon. Prepac Select King Flat Panel Headboard Drifted Gray Check Price
Visit the Grey weathered modern industrial reclaimed recycled wood wall mount headboard art on Amazon. Grey weathered modern industrial reclaimed recycled wood wall mount headboard art Check Price
Visit the Antique White Headboard Queen Size Weathered, Hanger Style, Handcrafted. Mounts on Wall. Easy Installation on Amazon. Antique White Headboard Queen Size Weathered, Hanger Style, Handcrafted. Mounts on Wall. Easy Installation Check Price
Visit the Walker Edison Furniture Company WE Furniture Bed/Headboard, Queen, Brown on Amazon. Walker Edison Furniture Company WE Furniture Bed/Headboard, Queen, Brown Check Price
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Ameriwood Home Farmington, Queen Headboard Visit the Ameriwood Home Farmington, Queen Headboard on Amazon. Check Price
Rustic Mix Headboard Full Size, Hanger Style, Handcrafted. Mounts on Wall. Easy Installation Visit the Rustic Mix Headboard Full Size, Hanger Style, Handcrafted. Mounts on Wall. Easy Installation on Amazon. Check Price
Dark Walnut Headboard King Size Stain, Hanger Style, Handcrafted. Mounts on Wall. Easy Installation Visit the Dark Walnut Headboard King Size Stain, Hanger Style, Handcrafted. Mounts on Wall. Easy Installation on Amazon. Check Price
Signature Design By Ashley - Drystan King Panel Headboard - Brown Visit the Signature Design By Ashley - Drystan King Panel Headboard - Brown on Amazon. Check Price
Ashley Furniture Signature Design - Willowton Full Panel Headboard - Contemporary Style - Component Piece - Queen Size - White Visit the Ashley Furniture Signature Design - Willowton Full Panel Headboard - Contemporary Style - Component Piece - Queen Size - White on Amazon. Check Price
Rustic Farmhouse Headboard - King/Wood Reclaimed Headboard/Modern/Urban/Cottage Headboard Visit the Rustic Farmhouse Headboard - King/Wood Reclaimed Headboard/Modern/Urban/Cottage Headboard on Amazon. Check Price
Prepac Select King Flat Panel Headboard Drifted Gray Visit the Prepac Select King Flat Panel Headboard Drifted Gray on Amazon. Check Price
Grey weathered modern industrial reclaimed recycled wood wall mount headboard art Visit the Grey weathered modern industrial reclaimed recycled wood wall mount headboard art on Amazon. Check Price
Antique White Headboard Queen Size Weathered, Hanger Style, Handcrafted. Mounts on Wall. Easy Installation Visit the Antique White Headboard Queen Size Weathered, Hanger Style, Handcrafted. Mounts on Wall. Easy Installation on Amazon. Check Price
Walker Edison Furniture Company WE Furniture Bed/Headboard, Queen, Brown Visit the Walker Edison Furniture Company WE Furniture Bed/Headboard, Queen, Brown on Amazon. Check Price
Visit the Ameriwood Home Farmington, Queen Headboard on Amazon.

Features

  • This rustic Ameriwood Home Farmington Queen headboard will give you a Country Bedroom in just minutes
  • Beautiful textured medium brown tones and pre-assembled decorative panels work together to give this piece a weathered barn feel
  • Pre-drilled holes give you the opportunity to attach this headboard to many different queen-sized bed frames
  • Coordinate your Bedroom with the Farmington 4 drawer dresser, Nightstand and 6 drawer dresser. The Sturdy laminated MDF and particleboard Construction establishes a high-end look for a great price
  • Each headboard ships flat to your door and needs to be assembled Upon opening. Assembled dimensions: 48.31”H x 65.75”W x 2.75”D. Two adults are recommended for proper assembly

Visit the Rustic Mix Headboard Full Size, Hanger Style, Handcrafted. Mounts on Wall. Easy Installation on Amazon.

Features

  • Exclusive and beautiful one of kind headboard designs. Colors in the Rustic Mix: STAINS - Honey, Dark Walnut, Golden Oak, Coastal Gray. WEATHERED - Antique White.
  • Made with real thick ¾” wood from sustainable forests. Made in America.
  • The panels are solid wood that we hand distress to give them a rustic, antique or weathered look. Because the panels are made from distressed wood, there will be some natural variations like knots or splits. These aren't defects, but natural imperfections which add to the charm of your one of kind headboard.
  • Mounts on wall. Easy installation. Hooks and nails are included, along with step by step instructions. Compatible with adjustable beds.
  • Number of panels included in this set: 3. Length 55.5" x Width 2" x Height 36"

Visit the Dark Walnut Headboard King Size Stain, Hanger Style, Handcrafted. Mounts on Wall. Easy Installation on Amazon.

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  • Exclusive and beautiful one of kind headboard designs. Dark Walnut is an oil based stain. Each shiplap has the tendency to absorb the stain differently therefore the stain may vary from lighter to darker tones of brown.
  • Made with real thick ¾” wood from sustainable forests. Made in America.
  • The panels are solid wood that we hand distress to give them a rustic, antique or weathered look. Because the panels are made from distressed wood, there will be some natural variations like knots or splits. These aren't defects, but natural imperfections which add to the charm of your one of kind headboard.
  • Mounts on wall. Easy installation. Hooks and nails are included, along with step by step instructions. Compatible with adjustable beds.
  • Number of panels included in this set: 4. Length 86" x Width 2" x Height 36"

Visit the Signature Design By Ashley - Drystan King Panel Headboard - Brown on Amazon.

Features

  • 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)

Visit the Ashley Furniture Signature Design - Willowton Full Panel Headboard - Contemporary Style - Component Piece - Queen Size - White on Amazon.

Features

  • RUSTIC PANEL HEADBOARD: What a homey and rustic addition to your bed. Now you can bring the serene beauty of an ocean side retreat straight to your bedroom
  • WHITEWASH FINISH: Headboard is made using manmade wood with a whitewash finish over replicated grain
  • PLANK STYLE DETAILING: The plank patterning and worn through paint gives this headboard an authentic, shabby chic appeal for any beach or countryside lover. Pair with a cream comforter, throw or pillow set for an ultra dreamy escape
  • QUEEN AND FULL SIZE BED: Queen/full headboard measures 64.50” W x 3.25” D x 53.75” H. Headboard only. Mattress, bed frame, and foundation/box spring sold separately
  • LIGHT ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: Easy-to-follow instructions, hardware not included. Screwdriver required

Visit the Rustic Farmhouse Headboard - King/Wood Reclaimed Headboard/Modern/Urban/Cottage Headboard on Amazon.

Features

  • 100% Solid Wood
  • Eco-friendly Stain & Finish
  • Handcrafted in the USA
  • Hardware & Easy Assembly incl.
  • Attaches to Standard Bed Frame

Visit the Prepac Select King Flat Panel Headboard Drifted Gray on Amazon.

Features

  • 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

Visit the Grey weathered modern industrial reclaimed recycled wood wall mount headboard art on Amazon.

Features

ColorGrey, Gray, slate, pencil, weathered, silver, salt and pepper
Is Adult Product
SizeStandard

Visit the Antique White Headboard Queen Size Weathered, Hanger Style, Handcrafted. Mounts on Wall. Easy Installation on Amazon.

Features

  • Exclusive and beautiful one of kind headboard designs. The Antique White weathered color has brown tones which makes it appear like it has been exposed to the elements. If you want a bright white color but without the brown tones see our "Whitewash Weathered" design.
  • Made with real thick ¾” wood from sustainable forests. Made in America.
  • The panels are solid wood that we hand distress to give them a rustic, antique or weathered look. Because the panels are made from distressed wood, there will be some natural variations like knots or splits. These aren't defects, but natural imperfections which add to the charm of your one of kind headboard.
  • Mounts on wall. Easy installation. Hooks and nails are included, along with step by step instructions. Compatible with adjustable beds.
  • Number of panels included in this set: 3. Overall dimensions: Length 64.5" x Width 2" x Height 36"

Visit the Walker Edison Furniture Company WE Furniture Bed/Headboard, Queen, Brown on Amazon.

Features

  • 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

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.

FAQ

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?

Yes!

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