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Wraparound upholstered headboard

Constructed with pine, BisonBord and vibrant fabric, with a canopy in complementary colours draped around to complete the look, this stunning wraparound headboard will instantly dress up a bedroom.

 

YOU WILL NEED:

1 sheet (2750 x 1830mm) 12mm BisonBord
Batting, fabric and decorative trim
3mm Supawood
50 x 76mm pine lats (see cutting list below)
Bosch Tacker (or heavy-duty staple gun)
Bosch Drill/Driver and wood screws
Bosch Jigsaw
Tape measure and pencil

 

CONTINUES BELOW

 

 

HERE'S HOW:

Step 1

Make the frame of the headboard in two pieces, the top and the bottom.

Step 2

To make the top frame, cut 50 x 76mm pine lats to the following lengths: 2 @ 325mm, 2 @ 250mm, 2 @ 130mm, 1 @ 750mm, 1 @ 1524mm

Step 3

Stand the two 130mm pieces up vertically at each end of the 1500mm piece and attach with screws (see diagram).

Measure and mark 325mm in from each side of the 1500mm then attach the two 250mm pieces vertically at this mark — make sure you have 650mm in between each piece. Screw the 750mm piece horizontally on the top of the two 250mm pieces creating a rectangle. Use the two 325mm pieces to connect the 130mm pieces on either end to the rectangle (see diagram).

Step 4

Cut two strips of the hardboard 40mm wide by 400mm long. Attach one strip to the top side of the middle rectangle. Bend the hardboard to curve down to the top of the 130mm piece, if necessary, trim off excess hardboard, and screw. Repeat with the second strip on the other side of the top frame.

Step 5

Construct the bottom frame by cutting pine lats 2 @ 1500mm long and 4 @ 1400mm long. The 1500mm lengths are the top and bottom of the frame and the four pine lats are arranged on the sides with the two remaining pine lats in the middle for support. Screw the top frame and bottom frame together. (see diagram)

Step 6

For the side panels, cut two pieces of MDF 267mm x 1690mm. Cut a curve on one end of the panel to mimic the curve of the top piece.

Step 7

Lay the top frame on the piece of BisonBord and with a pencil, trace the shape and curves of the frame onto the BisonBord. Use a jigsaw to cut out the pattern.

Step 8

Use a staple gun to staple the BisonBord to the frame. Add batting to cover the entire frame. We rolled our batting the top of the frame to add dimension to the headboard. Cover the batting in fabric.

Step 9

Add decorative trim to cover seams and staples.