This is a quick build with lots of impact. Easy to make in a weekend using 1 x 4 boards and the free plans at HGTV.
Follow these instructions to make a headboard from scrap wood and a salvaged picket fence.
I made a stylish wall-hung headboard with built-in sconces that serve as reading lamps. Follow along at ThisOldHouse for instrucions.
Learn how to make this classic-style headboard. Its uncomplicated design makes it a perfect project for a beginner DIYer. Free instructions at DIYNetwork.
Build yourself the perfect storage/sleep solution, with this headboard hutch. Free plans courtesy of DesignConfidential.
Build your own upholstered headboard using the free instructions provided by ExtremeHowTo.
The handsome headboard and footboard shown here were made in just a day, using panelled bifold doors and stock molding. Free instructions provided by ThisOldHouse.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a queen size headboard. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online.
Assemble natural-finish bamboo flooring into a herringbone pattern for a clean-lined headboard. Free instructions at Lowes.
Free plans for this modern queen size headboard are provided by AnaWhite.