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Forum topic by greenwoodbob posted 09-18-2009 09:14 PM 2751 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-18-2009 09:14 PM

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My client, a small retailer, has asked me to make a headboard for a display in his store. He currently is displaying a mattress that simply sits on one of those basic metal bed frames that are everywhere. My question is, is there a special type of hardware that I should purchase that will allow the frame to bolt onto the frame? I am concerned that if I simply use a nut / bolt/ washer to fasten it that it won’t be stable enough if someone sits on the mattress and leans back on the headboard.

Any thoughts on hardward, or techniques, to fasten this headboard such that it stays solidly affixed, and looks professionally done will be appreciated.

-- Bob Card

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#1 posted 09-19-2009 01:54 AM

There may be some hardware to mount just a headboard to the metal bed frame (I assume that is what is being used) but I would just bolt it on. Most metal bed frames have several bolt holes in the head end. If the headboard itself provides some of the support by resting on the floor, it will also provide a fulcrum of sorts for someone leaning against the headboard.
If your are talking about making the entire headboard and frame out of wood then there are several types of hardware for this and I would suggest you check the catalogs (internet) and to see what types suit your design.

-- Les B, Oregon

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