|Forum topic by Eric Roberts||posted 07-23-2009 09:34 PM||12001 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
07-23-2009 09:34 PM
Hi folks…I recently made a headboard for our guestroom (full size bed) .. learned a lot…I found a plan online on some DIY site…it called for 1/4” plywood I think…it was light to work with but the final product was kind of flimsy…I ended up covering the entire back with hardboard thinking that would strengthen it up…did so so…
I used a french cleating system I bought at the hw store maded from metal…it worked very well…it hangs pretty close to the wall…but it’s not really tight to to the wall. It’s mounted with only one strip of cleat and it will “rock” a little if leaned on.
So – that was my learning piece and now I’m on to the next one for the master bedroom. It’s basically going to be a big rectangle like the other one although my wife wants to round the corners at the top. It will be a bit larger than the other one and it will take more abuse from being knocked around and bumped into than the guest bedroom…keep it clean folks…the idea is that we’ll be able to use it as a backrest to read against and also we usually have about an hour of roughhousing every night with our two boys … so I would imagine it will get knocked up against quite a bit.
I was thinking of the following design and would ask for any suggestions/advice:
- King size bed
I apologize for the long post…thank you for any ideas or advice you might have,
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