DIY headboard ideas – Lots of beds come without end caps, but that should not stop people from adding to their bed with a homemade, do-it-yourself headboard. By making a bed headboard can be in full control of the design and you can even save some money as well. The easiest way to make a DIY headboard is to create a floating headboard using a premade artist’s frame, minus the canvas.
DIY headboard ideas place the foam batting flat on work surface and place the artist’s frame over the top. The artist’s frame comes with or without canvas, and is available at most art supply and craft stores. Artist frames come in a variety of sizes. Drag the edge of batting over the sides of the frame, starting from the middle of each side and stapling as you go. Flatten out the chosen upholstery fabric wrong-up on the work surface and place the frame on top with batting down. Attach the fabric on the backside of the frame as you did batting, but check regularly that the design is still just as you go. Trim excess fabric from the back.
After that to DIY headboard ideas, cutting a length of 1-by-2 lumber about 3 inches shorter than the top of the inside edge of the frame. This is cleat, or hanging support to the headboard. Draw a level line on the wall at the height you want the headboard to hang and use a stud finder to mark the location of the wall studs on the line. Center cleat above the level line, and attach it to the wall studs with 3-inch drywall screws driven through the front of the cleat into the wall. center the headboard of the cleat. The upper side of the frame will hang on the cleat. Secure it there once satisfied with the position with screws driven through the upper part of the frame in the top clamp.