Want to celebrate your local landscape? What better way than create a lively topography headboard. This simple-to-build headboard is unique to your location and color palette. We chose to recreate Lake Hamilton.
Start by creating a grided template of each topography elevation. Topography maps are available at most outdoor stores and downloadable online. By creating a scalable template, you transfer the elevation lines scaled to your wall and bed. For instance, if you have a queen-sized bed you could take 100' of topography and scale it down so that the outer most points are 60" wide. If you have access to a large format printer, you can also print them at full size to trace right on the plywood. Depending on your topography, you may choose to use the 1', 5', or 10' elevation lines to keep the number of plywood layers down to 3 or 4.