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Ikea-inspired Headboard

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Project by Chris Moellering posted 08-23-2012 09:39 PM 1006 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife found a headboard she really liked at Ikea when we were there this Spring. However, it did not come in king size, so it wouldn’t work for us. I took a picture and put it on my “to do” list.

Now that we’ve moved, (and I have a table saw!) I went to my local big box and procured 2 sheets of 3/4” plywood and got to work.

I found that on the Ikea website, you can download instruction manuals for assembly, which was useful for seeing how they designed theirs, and I followed their general layout.

The main part of the headboard is the 2 towers. Then it is just a matter of putting 2 pieces on the front. I managed to hide all the screws that would be visible once the headboard was in place.

For those who are interested, I cut the angle for the slope at 65 degrees, after experimenting with a scrap piece of wood leaned against the wall for a bit. The two holes are for the air tubes for our SleepNumber bed. The pump fits in the void between the headboard and the wall.

2 coats of ebony stain/poly and into the bedroom it went. Makes a comfortable place to sit and read, and the storage on the ends gives a place to keep some things off the top of the nightstands, but still handy.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+





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#1 posted 08-23-2012 10:28 PM

Your headboard looks simple yet elegant. I have been contemplating about building one like it myself.

Did you edge band the exposed ply? And did you hang it using a French Cleat or just set it on the floor?

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#2 posted 08-23-2012 11:30 PM

I did not edge-band it. With the dark stain it wasn’t much of an issue.

I just set it on the floor. You can see in the 3rd pic that I put an extra strip along the top back to contact the wall but allow clearance for molding at the floor. I put some felt pads along it and it sits very solid with the bed pushed up against it.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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