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Wooden Tile Headboard and Floating Bed Platform




Designer Todd Oldham shared this craft for a modern, one-of-a-kind queen-size bed.

Resources: This project is from Todd Oldham's book "Handmade Modern: Mid-Century Inspired Projects for Your Home." Martha and Todd used SamaN water-based stain (color No. 205, Colonial).


  • 3/8-inch AC Plywood: Two 29-by-81-inch pieces
  • Sixteen 16-by-16-inch pieces
  • Two 16-by-20-inch pieces (vertical grain)
  • Two 16-by-20-inch pieces (horizontal grain)
  • 1-by-4-inch Pine: Two 77 5/8-inch pieces
  • Two 77 5/8-inch pieces
  • One 52 3/4-inch piece
  • Two 51 1/4-inch pieces
  • Two 24-inch pieces
  • 2-by-4: One 51-inch piece
  • For platform: 3/4-inch AC Plywood: Two 31-by-82-inch pieces
  • Two 62-by-41-inch pieces
  • 2-inch-wide Lattice: Two 82-inch pieces
  • One 62 1/2-inch piece
  • Floating bed platform template
  • Wooden tile headboard template


  1. Step 1

    Download the instructions for the wooden tile headboard.

  2. Step 2

    Download the instructions for the floating bed platform.

The Martha Stewart Show, February 2007



Reviews (3)

  • ambuteam1 22 Sep, 2014

    Where is the file to download it?

  • karaeklund 17 Oct, 2010

    how much weight can this support? will it contain a mattress and box spring?

  • GoodMorningGlory 29 Apr, 2008

    At the end of part 2 Matha mentions that there is one final finishing touch "How to illuminate the headboard." Where is Part 3 of the Modern Bed video?