|Forum topic by Foodvendor||posted 12-02-2014 02:30 AM||907 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
12-02-2014 02:30 AM
Sorry if I am in the wrong place. I am new to the woodworking world and really enjoying it thus far. I am currently working on building a platform bed for my wife and I. Everything is moving along nicely but I looking for advice on how to attach my headboard.
The headboard is 3 1×8s joined with dowels and is roughly 82 inches long. This needs to attach vertically to the frame. The frame is a 1×12 sitting on top of a 2×6. So to drill up into the headboard I would need to go through the 2x and 1x. How far into the headboard should I go? Or can I go without splitting the wood? Would it be better to attach it with glue and dowels?
Also should I support the back of the headboard with anything? Or will a few screws be able to hold it up without them cracking or breaking through the headboard.
Thanks for any input.