31 Jan 2013
It's not easy to come across a headboard that will suit your bedroom's style, so why not try and make your own?
Making your own headboard gives you the opportunity to upholster it in any fabric you want and decorate it how you see fit. They're not hard to make and you'll find yourself wanting to make one for every duvet set you have.
You will need:
PG BisonBord cut to the required size - see below*
Thin foam - cut to size
Fabric for covering headboard - add 200mm to width and height for folding over.
Staple gun and staples
Single 950mm wide
Three-quarter 1100mm wide
Double 1400mm wide
Queen 1550mm wide
King 1850mm wide
Place your cut bisonbord where you can easily work around it. If you use a table be sure to put down a tablecloth or protection to avoid scratching the finish.
The fabric needs to be 20 centimetres bigger than the size of the headboard. The extra fabric allows you to fold it over to the back and make a small fold-under hem.
Place the fabric face down on your table and then add batting, foam and plywood over the top.
Starting at the bottom, tease the batting so that it covers the sharp edge of the board and then lift and fold the edge of the fabric under; then staple it twice at the centre.
Start to staple from the centre towards the sides, teasing and folding as you work along. Leave at least a 10cm gap from each ends so that you can work on the corners later on.
Move around the table to the opposite side and repeat the process. Do not pull the fabric too tight, only pull enough to make sure there are no creases or folds.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the sides, again stopping at least 10cm before the corner.
Cut off the 'bunny ears' at each corner. Then start with a small amount and if the fabric is still too bulky to make a nice, neat corner, cut off more.
At each corner fold and tuck the fabric as if you were making a bed or wrapping a present. You can staple down sections as you work to make it easier.
Play around as much as necessary to have corners that are not too bulky and nicely squared off.
To mount the headboard to the wall, drill holes and insert nylon wall plugs and screws and mount hangers onto the back of the headboard.
If you want to add detail such as tufting, click here for instructions on a diamond tufted headboard.
Article courtesy of www.home-dzine.co.za
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