Free plans for building a headboard are available on FreeWoodWorkingPlan.com and DIYnCrafts.com. Many of the plans available through these websites are accompanied by additional resources such as how-to tutorials and instructions, design tips, printable plans, and cutting diagrams.
FreeWoodWorkingPlan.com provides the plans and resources for building a wood-based headboard from scratch. Plans available from the site include bookcase, barn door, box frame and cornice-style headboards.
DIYnCrafts.com provides resources for repurposed, refinished and up-cycled headboard styles. Woodworking and carpentry skills are not required to complete most of these projects. Examples of materials used include faux tile, picket fence, old shutters and windows, open books, and pool noodles.