There’s nothing better than a beautiful wood headboard. What’s not to love about the warm elements and inviting features that are accompanied by it? If you’ve been thinking of buying a wood headboard, you might have also considered purchasing a reclaimed wood headboard.

There are a few different ways that you can go about purchasing a reclaimed wood headboard. But there’s also the potential of putting one together on your own. We’ve talked a lot about DIY reclaimed wood projects in the past. It’s a great way to take on a project and have some fun with wood.

DIY Reclaimed Wood Headboard

In order to DIY the project, you’ll need to have some experience reclaiming wood and working with wood. We don’t recommend going into a project if you don’t already have experience working with wood or completing projects like this. If that’s you, then try to find a friend or family member that would be willing to help you complete the project so that you can learn as you go.

First up, you’ll need to find some reclaimed wood, or you’ll need to purchase it from somewhere. That’s not all that uncommon, and you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding wood. If worst comes to worst, then you can just use standard virgin lumber.

Here’s a guide on how to finish reclaimed wood after you’ve got it all put together.

reclaimed wood headboard

Purchasing Reclaimed Wood for Headboards

To purchase reclaimed wood from a dealer, all you’ll need to do is a quick Google search to find a dealer. Manomin Resawn Timbers works in Minnesota and might be the perfect option for you if you’re looking for your home. While we don’t sell headboard, we do sell the wood you can use to build them and many other reclaimed wood products. Give us a call today!

Queen Size Headboard Construction Directions

If you’re going to DIY this project, you’ll need a fully in-depth template and directions. This blog post from Ana White does an amazing job of laying out all the steps and directions for how to create a queen-sized headboard.

The only thing we don’t love about this particle example is that it’s painted instead of stained. While the paint does look great, it doesn’t give you the opportunity to enjoy all of the characters that reclaimed wood has to offer.

Where to Purchase Reclaimed Wood Headboards

If you’re not ready to go full DIY, then you can purchase a reclaimed wood headboard. There are a number of different companies that carry these products. Most companies that sell these products are actually going to sell the entire bed as one piece and not necessarily just the headboard. Don’t see that as a downside! There’s a huge benefit to getting the entire bed all in a matching wood stain. While you can make the headboard work with a number of different beds, a full bed is a great option as well.

reclaimed wood headboard guide

Here are some of the best places to purchase reclaimed wood headboards and beds.

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn has a great selection of reclaimed wood beds and headboards to go along with them. Each of them has a slightly different style to it, so you’ll definitely be able to find one that you love and that fits your taste well. Below are some pictures and links to some of our favorites from their collection.

West Elm

West Elm carries a slightly less extensive line of beds and headboards but each of them has a lot to offer. One thing you’ll notice among each of these pieces is that some are more elaborate while others take on a more minimalist approach.


Etsy has something for everything and everyone. Every product on their website feels like a piece of artwork and that’s no different here.

Take this headboard for example. It’s so beautiful that it could be used for a piece of wall decor and not just a headboard.

Other products on their site feature add ons like these lamps that are installed on the pallet wood headboard. Spend some time browsing Etsy and you’re sure to find something that you like.

Do be sure to check the reviews on all of the products that you look at on Etsy and other retailers as well. Some products may not have as many reviews but it’s always good to make sure that on average the headboards and products all hold up.

etsy reclaimed wood headboard

If you’re interested in trying to build your own then we’d love to help you get the reclaimed lumber for your home. Manomin Resawn Timbers is a premium reclaimed wood dealer. We offer a number of reclaimed wood products but we can also provide you with wood to work on your own project. Give us a call today at 651-615-2188 to learn more!