DIY a Snowboard Headboard

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Is your child an athlete?

Or do they have a passion like theater or art?

Using the tools of the trade for their interest is a fantastic way to create a one of a kind room for and with them.

I don’t believe in highly themed rooms, but surrounding your child with the things they love isn’t quite the same thing as plastering Sponge Bob on their wall!

The Design

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I will admit I lucked out when I happened to find four matching brand new kid’s snowboards at Goodwill as a close-out from Target. You can adapt this idea to any snowboards, skis, surfboards, wake boards… you could even create a headboard out of golf clubs or oars! There are no limits.

Just play with the items you collect until you like how they look and then use an adapted version of the frame I created to secure them together for strength and function

The Materials

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  • Between 3 and 5 snowboards (or whatever you decide to use)
  • 1 8′ foot length of 1″ x 2″ lumber
  • 2 6″ lengths of 2″ x 4″ lumber
  • Large head screws to attach the boards to the frame, you may need screws and washers depending on what you are attaching
  • Black spray paint
  • Floor protection pads
  • Wood screws and drill or nails and nail gun to construct the frame
  • Any tools you need to deconstruct your boards or sports equipment to make them headboard ready

The Process

Watch the video first, these instructions are meant to help you remember the order or answer any additional question

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  • I am just going to take you through how I constructed this particular snowboard frame and you can adapt as needed for your materials. You can always email or comment with questions!
  • First, I used a screwdriver to remove the plastic bindings, these left evenly spaced holes for mounting the boards to the frame
  • Plan your frame based on the width of the holes – watch the video to see exactly how I created the frame
  • First layout the 2 x 4s to width of your holes
  • Then measure and cut the 1 x2 to the outside width of both of the 2 x 4s, cut 2 one for the top and one for the bottom
  • Nail them or screw them in at the top and bottombrace-sketch
  • Lay the 1 x 2 on top of the rectangle at a 45 degree angle, and draw a line along the inside edge of the 2×4’s to indicate where to cut for the cross braces
  • Cut one and attach it with nails into the 2 x 4s
  • After you have the first one in place lay the second one in place and cut it and attach it
  • Paint your entire frame black or another neutral color that will disappear behind your sports equipment
  • I started at the top and attached the top board first just through the bottom set of holes so the 2x4s were not visible from the front
  • Work your way down attaching one at a time
  • If your boards do not match put the smallest one at the top and work your way down to the largest one

Watch the video if you are confused about any part of this process, or comment and I will respond!

The Outcome

This is a fun whimsical headboard for a boy’s or a girl’s room. It’s especially great to add fun color to a boys room! Have fun thinking of crazy ways to interpret this idea and send me pictures!!!

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The Budget

  • Between 3 and 5 snowboards (or whatever you decide to use)
  • To attach the boards to the frame, you may need screws and washers depending on what you are attaching
  • Black spray paint
  • Floor protection pads
  • Wood screws and drill or nails and nail gun to construct the frame
  • Any tools you need to deconstruct your boards or sports equipment to make them headboard ready

 

$19.96 – 4 Goodwill snowboards $4.99 each

$3.94– 2 – 6″ lengths of 2″ x 4″ lumber

$2.99 –1 8′ foot length of 1″ x 2″ lumber

$3.97 – Large head screws

$3.67 –Black spray paint

$3.99 – Floor protection pads

$0.00 – I had the nails and nail gun, as well as the other miscellaneous tools

TOTAL: $38.52

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