How to Build a Kids' Bookcase How to Stencil Faux Inlay on a Plain Dresser How to Build a Takeout Menu Holder How to Turn a Dresser into a Bath Vanity «↺ Previous Step Back to Start All Steps Close Introduction Overview Step 1 Size the headboard. Step 2 Mark spots for attaching the elastic tape. Step 3 Determine the baluster spacing. Step 4 Mark the spacing on the fillet. Step 5 Drill pilot holes in the top rail, and cut the rails. Step 6 Size the first baluster. Step 7 Cut the balusters to length. Step 8 Mark the attachment spot for the bottom rail on the newel post. Step 9 Drill larger holes in the rails. Step 10 Insert balusters into the bottom rail. Step 11 Add the top rail. Step 12 Drill holes for the bottom rail. Step 13 Drill holes for the top rail. Step 14 Assemble the headboard.