Bedroom 6

Published on January 6th, 2016 | by IH guest


Easy DIY headboard for your bed

I made a headboard from the IKEA LACK tables and shelves for my bed.

Item List:


  • 2x LACK coffee tables
  • 2x LACK side tables
  • 4x LACK shelves

Home improvement store

  • 6x iron plate 50mm x 100mm
  • 4x iton plate 50mm x 200mm
  • a lot of screws

Screw the table plates together using the iron plates (50mm x 100mm) and screws.

DIY headboard plan

Screw the LACK side tables together

Then screw the table legs underneath to raise the board to the level you want. I used 4 (2 + 2) use the 50mm x 200mm iron plates.

attach the legs

DIY headboard coming together

Adding shelves to my DIY headboard

Then screw the shelves on and you are ready to put it in place.

Thank you :)

DIY headboard done

~ Kennet Vähäsalo

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3 Responses to Easy DIY headboard for your bed

  1. Jeremy says:

    This is a cool idea and I’m looking to put it together. What screws did you use? Also, it looks like you put a couple of the screws for the first 6 plates right on the edge of the tables. Was there a particular reason? They are in a specific design, so it seems like you had a reason. I’m worried about the particle board splitting though. Thanks!

  2. peter says:

    great idea, i’ll make similar headboard for Brimnes bed, original is more expensive and bigger as I need.

  3. MaryB says:

    I’m going to IKEA this week :-) I need a new headboard.
    Great idea and execution !

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