Making a Mirror Door Headboard

Bed with white bedspread and mirrored headboard.
What You'll Need
Mirror door
Circular saw
Wood stain
2x4 lumber
Stud finder
Measuring tape
Wood putty

A bed headboard is a great way to add a unique feature to your bedroom. To make a mirror door headboard, you can use any species of lumber. A mirrored bed headboard can turn your bed into a unique piece of art with a bit of patience and time. But the final result will be worth the effort.

Step 1 - Plan the Design

You need four 2x4's to make the shelf that will support the mirror door headboard. You also need to decide the position of the bed.

Step 2 - Take Measurements

tape measure stretched 10 inches

First, to make the headboard, use a tape measure to measure the width of the bed and write it down on paper. This will be the length of the headboard and the shelf. The height of the shelf should be equal to the width of the door.

Step 3 - Cut with the Circular Saw

Measure and mark the length of the headboard on the door and cut it to size. Then cut the lumber for the shelf. To build the shelf, you need two long pieces of wood and two short pieces of wood. The length of the long pieces should be equal to the length of the door and the length of the two short pieces should be equal to the width of the door. Measure and mark on the 2x4's and cut four pieces.

Step 4 - Sand the Wood

Clean the lumber to remove all dust and dirt using a damp sponge. Let it dry for a few hours. After that, give it a good rub with sandpaper. This will remove all imperfections and scratches on the wood. Fill the holes on the door with wood putty.

Step 5 - Stain the Lumber and Door

Apply stain on all the cut pieces of lumber and door. You can also paint them to match your bedroom décor at this stage.

Step 6 - Assemble the Shelf

gloved hand drilling into a wall

First, pre-drill the holes, two on each end of the long pieces of lumber. Then, apply wood glue to the edges. Assemble the shelf for the headboard by attaching the four 2x4's with screws.

Step 8 - Attach the Shelf to the Wall

To attach the shelf onto the wall, find the position of the studs. Place the stud finder on the wall and mark the position of the studs. Then, attach the shelf to the wall by screwing through the 2x4's into the studs. Repeat the process on all four sides of the shelf.

Step 9 - Attach the Mirror Door to the Shelf

Now, you have to pre-drill holes at the center of each side of the shelf and on each corner. Place the mirror door on top of the shelf. Finally, screw the mirror door headboard to the shelf using self-drilling screws.