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How To Make a Faux-Leather Headboard

Love the look of leather furniture but can't afford it? This beautiful leather-like headboard is easy on the budget but looks like it cost a fortune.

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For this project, you'll need: 3/4" plywood the size of the headboard (Ours is 5’ x 4’ for a queen-size bed.); faux leather or vinyl at least 4” bigger than the plywood; carpet padding at least 5” bigger than the plywood; batting at least 3” bigger than the plywood; staple gun and staples; glue gun; a 1x6 x 4’ board or a store-bought cleat; wood screws (1" screws for the headboard and 2-1/2" for the attaching the cleat to the wall); jigsaw; level; measuring tape; scissors; drill and drill bits and a hammer.

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