How to Make a Fabric Headboard – Easy step to make fabric Headboard (diy fabric headboard)
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How to Make a Fabric Headboard
You Will Require
- 9mm plywood cut to size. DO-IT-YOURSELF stores with wood-cutting machines can do this for you. You are able to choose any height for the headboard but you will need to get it cut to a particular width to match your mattress. These cutting guides are dependent on UK mattress sizes, so if you have a European or US mattress, examine the mattress size and add 2-3cm for the correct cutting size:
- Single 92cm
- Double 137cm
- King 152cm
- Super King 183cm
- Emperor 203cm
- 4cm thick upholstery foam to cover one side of the plywood
- Upholstery wadding/batting, 10-15cm larger than your plywood all circular (upholstery foam and wadding are easily available from eBay)
- Enough fabric to wrap around your headboard, plus an additional 20cm in width and height
- Permanent marker
- Utility blade or knife
- Staple gun
- Fabric scissors
- Spray adhesive
- D-rings, to attach your headboard to the wall
- Lay the upholstery foam on a table or clean floor, and then put the plywood on top. Trace the outline of the board onto the foam, then cut the foam with a utility knife.
- Repeat this process with the wadding but add 10-15cm on all four sides so that you can wrap it over the edge of the plywood when you secure it.
- Stick the foam to the plywood using spray adhesive (remember to open windows and preferably wear a mask) and let this dried out.
- Spread the wadding out there on the table or floor and centre the headboard on top, foam side down. Staple the wadding to the back of the plywood, tugging it taut as you go – this is important.
- Press your fabric and then place it on the table or floor, right side down. Ensure that it is flat and wrinkle-free. Place the headboard on the top with the plywood back facing you. If your fabric has a pattern or evident stripe, be careful where you position the headboard, as a somewhat off-piste stripe can be uncomfortable to to check out.
- Beginning at the top centre, working outwards and tugging tightly to get better results as you go, staple the fabric to the back of the wood. Then do the bottom edge in the same way, implemented by both sides. Whenever you reach the edges, fold the fabric perfectly, as if you were wrapping a present. As soon as the whole headboard is covered or protected, trim any excess fabric.
- Attach your headboard to the wall by screwing two D-rings to the back of the plywood and hanging them from screws or hooks in your wall. – How to Make a Fabric Headboard
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