Step 1

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Measure and Mark Plywood

Measure and mark for three plywood panels at 16" tall and 56" wide.  Our dimensions are for a 48" tall headboard for a full-sized bed. For a queen-sized bed, cut to 62" wide and cut to 78" wide for a king-sized bed.

Step 2

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Cut Plywood

Wear eye protection, and cut out the three plywood panels using a circular saw, or pre-cut at the home improvement store to make it easier to transport the pieces home.

Step 3

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Apply Spray Adhesive

With light sweeping motions, spray adhesive on one side of the plywood panel.

Step 4

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Place Batting Interior

For an extra plump look, layer several sheets of batting together, stacking them one on top of another. Trim to size to the shape of the plywood.

Step 5

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Wrap Batting

Next, with a friend, flip the plywood and batting over so that it's resting on top of a larger sheet of batting. Trim the larger batting so it's 6" wider and longer than the plywood panel. Pull the layers of batting tight and secure the larger sheet of batting to the plywood panel using a staple gun loaded with 1/4" staples. Repeat this process so all three plywood panels are wrapped tightly.

Step 6

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Wrap Fabric

After cutting the fabric to the same size as the larger sheet of batting, pull it tight and secure with the staple gun as you did with the batting. Repeat this process so all three plywood panels are wrapped with fabric. 

Step 7

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Measure and Cut Wood Straps

Cut the 1x3 x 8' board in half using a circular saw. The two 48" long boards will act as straps on the back of the headboard, connecting the three upholstered panels together.

Step 8

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Secure Panels Together

Place the three panels face down on a clean surface and butt them up tightly to one another. Place a 1x3 on either side (about 15 inches from the edge) to connect the three panels together. Secure in place using 1-1/4" wood screws. Note: The screw's size is important, so it doesn't pop through the other side of the plywood.

Step 9

Attach Hanging Hardware

Add a large D-ring to each 1x3 on the back of the headboard with the supplied screws. When hanging the headboard on the wall, always hang from studs, or use appropriate anchors to handle the weight of the headboard. Hang in desired position.