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pastorglen

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01-09-2012 06:15 PM

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I’ve almost finished my bed project and am getting ready to finish the head board. I’ve looked at a variety of methods to mount the thing directly to the wall, as it will not be attached to the platform bed.

I’ve looked at the “wall hanger made by Hangman and sold by Rockler. the 18 inch version supports up to 200 lbs., which my head board is well within. I’ve also looked at doing a wooden version of the same thing by making a french cleat that Marc over at the Woodwhisperer demonstrates.

What have you used and what would you recommend?

Thanks.

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."


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GMman

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#1 posted 01-09-2012 06:24 PM

I would go with the French cleat, you can make it yourself and as strong as you want, also it would be an easy removal for dusting and painting.

A wall hanger is mostly for large picture frames.

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#2 posted 01-09-2012 06:28 PM

I agree on the French cleat. Rip board of appropriate length in half with TS blade set to 45 degrees and mount one part on headboard and other on your wall.

Done!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#3 posted 01-09-2012 06:31 PM

Here is a couple of options.

or

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#4 posted 01-09-2012 08:05 PM

I did exactly what Viking said for ours. It’s nt going anywhere

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#5 posted 01-09-2012 08:17 PM

I would use a french cleat if you have a recess on the back of the headboard. This way the cleat would be hidden from the side. If you dont have a recess, then the first cleat that Radu has above would be thinner and less obvious.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 01-09-2012 08:42 PM

+1 French cleat

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#7 posted 01-09-2012 09:00 PM

Cleat here too.
Bill

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#8 posted 01-14-2012 05:25 AM

THANKS, all!

I had planned on making a recess on the back of the head board, so the French Cleat made even more sense. I sized the overhang to be 3/4” and made my cleat the same. I should have it hung up tomorrow, if all goes well and the snow here doesn’t keep me totally inside the house1 I may even add an image or two.

Thanks for you feedback! I really appreciate getting good advice so quickly.

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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pastorglen

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#9 posted 01-17-2012 03:35 AM

Hey, all. I went with the French Cleat for my head board. Here’s a link to the finished project.

THANK YOU for your input on this. It was a big help!

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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#10 posted 01-17-2012 10:54 PM

French cleat but be aware that if the wall is not flat, the back of the headboard and cleat will need to be coped to the wall.

-- John, Long Island, NY

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