I really like this headboard by Lockwood Design. We happen to have lots of crappy plywood that would just love to be covered in 2 inch foam and some swanky fabric and then tufted and hung above my bed. I am not sure that Mr. Hubby will like this idea but got-dangit! I need something to soften the blows against the wall whilst in the throws of passion!
I tried to find a video on making such a headboard but had no luck. I did find several sites offering help on the matter tho... here here here and here.