Step 4: Attach the Top to the Headboard

Attach the Top to the Headboard
Photo: Gemma Comas
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Lay the five connected headboard panels faceup on a worktable. Dot the top rail with wood glue wherever the doors meet. Position the crown top 1 inch below the top of the headboard. Nail it every 6 to 8 inches with 4d finishing nails.
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    Tools List

    • drill
      Drill/Driver
    • circular saw
      Circular Saw
    • miter saw
      Miter Saw
    • hammer
      Hammer
    • hand plane
      Hand Plane

    Shopping List

    1. 4d finish nails

    2. 1x6 and 1x3 trim boards

    3. Crown molding

    4. Three sets of 24x80 three-paneled bifold doors (for a full or queen bed)

    5. 8-inch steel strapping (and ¾-inch bolts)

    6. 1½-inch screws (and fender washers)

    7. Four turned wood feet

    8. Wood glue