Make A Headboard For Your Bed

A headboard is a piece of furniture that attaches to the head of a bed. In previous times and in older less well insulated buildings they served to isolate sleepers from drafts and cold walls by allowing space from the wall to the bed.

Today they act more as a decorative piece for a bedroom and are a great way to add a focal point to a room. They come in an array of styles such as sumptuous fabric covered headboards and wrought iron and wood ones. They can be hugely expensive though so if you have a spare Saturday and a few tools why not make your own?

Here’s how to recreate one of the headboards used in 60 Minute Makeovers.

You’ll need:

12m ply wood
Tape measure
Double sided tape
A nice flat work surface
Staple gun


If you're new to this stick to a basic rectangular shape but if you're up for creating something fun then you can create any shape you want!

Cut the wood into the shape you want with a jigsaw. If you don’t have this at home then you can ask your local hardware store to do it for you.

Lay the wood over the foam and cut the foam to match. You can do this with an electric knife.

Stick foam to the wood with double sided tape.

Wrap fabric around wood and foam and staple into place with a staple gun. It's a good idea to iron your fabric prior to stapling to remove any wrinkles or creases.

To fix your headboard to your bed you can use store-bought brackets on either side of your bed posts.

For more great decorating tips catch 60 Minute Makeovers on LifeStyle HOME.


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Posted by Nic11Report
Thx for these advices. I want to make a headboard myself and if I don't succeed it, I will buy one from
Posted by DuannaReport
Can't wait to make my headboard. very easy instructions to follow.