If you want to liven up the décor in your bedroom, one of the most effective ways is to design and build a custom headboard for your bed. In this article I will show you an easy way of doing just that!

Things You Will Need

Hardwood or plywood backing

Covering material

Staple gun or thumb tacks

Step 1

One of the easiest ways to make your own headboard is to cut out a design made out of hard wood or regular plywood. The first thing you must do is to measure your bed frame, particularly the distance between the mounting holes on the bed frame where you will be installing the piece.

Step 2

Using a quality piece of hard wood and finishing it with stain or other woodworking design for your headboard project can be the most appealing but also a lot more expensive than using a clothed over plywood headboard. Using a jigsaw can help you create any shape that you want or you may be able to have a person at your local home improvement store to cut it out for you.

Step 3

If you want to make a fabric covered headboard, cut out your design and purchase enough fabric material to overlap the plywood. If you would like it more cushioned by some poll fill or cotton batting and staple the cushioning evenly on the headboard. Now flatten your fabric on a even surface and then place the headboard on top of the fabric.

Step 4

Make sure the headboard is in the middle of the covering before stretching out and folding the fabric to the back of the headboard. Staple the fabric to the back of the head board in a cross pattern to ensure that the fabric is stretched evenly for the best look. If you do not have a staple gun available, you may be able to use tacks instead


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