You can make a headboard out of anything. Literally. My post today is proof of that.
I believe I may have mentioned a time or 100 that my mom is a pack rat. Comes in handy tho, so I can't complain. 50+ years ago, my grandfather owned a trucking business. They hauled lots of things, but mostly livestock. So, one day while rummaging through my moms outbuildings, I came across an old gate used in one of the trucks to keep the livestock separated. It was ugly. Filthy, ugly to be exact, but a light bulb went off in my head.
You see, my little man, LOVES horses, cowboys, and anything to do with the wild wild west, his room is even decorated in a wild west theme. And when I saw this gate it reminded me of something you'd see in a ghost town. So, I knew I must have it. The assembly was simple, bolt 2x4's to the frame of the bed and then use about a billion screws to hold the headboard in place. It turned out great, and I get a TON of comments on it when people come over!