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« on: June 25, 2010 07:41:04 AM »

I had been meaning to make a headboard for quite some time, but I just finally got around to it this weekend. I vaguely followed the instruction on ReadyMade, but unlike it and most other headboard DIY instructions floating around on the internet, I decided to bolt it to my bed frame instead of mounting it to the wall. Blame it on the years of apartment living.


you can see one of cats is quite pleased with the new headboard

It is made out of MDF, polyester upholstery foam and dark brown vinyl. The whole project probably cost about $100, which is still much much cheaper than buying one and this way it matches much better. It was a fairly simple project, the only thing that was difficult was using the staple gun (I have an old mechanical one). In fact, I was unable to use it (I must need to do more push ups or something) but luckily Mike was around to be all manly and staple it for me.
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010 08:09:55 AM »

that looks professionally done! great job!
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2010 08:38:13 AM »

So cool! This looks store bought. And I always make sure I have the kitty's approval.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2010 12:36:37 PM »

how did u attach the headboard to your bed? did u buy brackets for it? were they a certain type?
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2010 04:07:14 PM »

how did u attach the headboard to your bed? did u buy brackets for it? were they a certain type?

My (reasonably old school) metal bed frame has holes in the end of it for attaching a headboard. So when I was making this one, I measured the distance from the floor to the hole and from one hole to another and drilled corresponding holes in the MDF. The holes in the frame were conveniently 1/4", so I just got bolts, nuts and washers to use for that size hole Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2010 09:51:34 AM »

Great job!  This really does look professionally done.
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2010 09:54:27 PM »

This is so modern and clean looking. I love it.
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